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 […]
- Basal metabolism
the minimal amount of energy necessary to maintain respiration, circulation, and other vital body functions while fasting and at total rest. Historical Examples To use this table one may seek the basal metabolism of the individual, add 10 per cent. Food in War Time Graham Lusk This measurement represents the basal metabolism of a man […]
- Basal reader
an elementary-school textbook that teaches reading by combining stories with practice exercises: The Dick and Jane series was the most famous basal reader.