any of several masses of gray matter in each cerebral hemisphere.
- Basal granule
basal granule basal granule n. See basal body. Historical Examples At the point where they become continuous with the cell-body there is usually a deeply staining “basal granule.” Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 7, Slice 8 Various
- Basal lamina
basal lamina basal lamina n. The ventral division of the lateral walls of the neural tube in the embryo, containing the neuroblasts that give rise to the somatic and visceral motor neurons. Also called ventral plate of neural tube. Historical Examples The reason why the basal lamina is here small is because it contains the […]
- Basal layer
basal layer basal layer n. The outermost layer of the endometrium, which undergoes only minimal changes during the menstrual cycle. The deepest layer of the epidermis.
- Basal layer of ciliary body
basal layer of ciliary body basal layer of ciliary body n. The inner layer of the ciliary body of the eye, continuous with the basal layer of the choroid.
- Basal metabolic rate
the rate at which energy is expended in a basal condition, calculated as calories per hour per square meter of body surface and compared with a normal standard expressed as the percentage above or below the amount of oxygen normally used at rest, −15 to +5 percent being considered normal. Abbreviation: BMR. noun the rate […]