to raise the pH of (a substance) above 7, thus making it alkaline.
verb -fies, -fying, -fied
(transitive) to make basic
attached at or near the base, as a leaf to a stem. adjective (botany) (of an anther) attached to the filament by its base
adjective (botany) a less common word for acropetal
basihyal basihyal ba·si·hy·al (bā’sə-hī’əl) adj. Of or relating to the base or body of the hyoid bone. Historical Examples The basihyal of Oryzomys lacks the entoglossal process present in Baiomys. Speciation and Evolution of the Pygmy Mice, Genus Baiomys Robert L. Packard The degree of geographic variation in shape of basihyal is not great. Speciation […]
any of several aromatic herbs belonging to the genus Ocimum, of the mint family, as O. basilicum (sweet basil) having purplish-green ovate leaves used in cooking. Saint. Also, Basilius, (“the Great”) a.d. 329?–379, bishop of Caesarea in Asia Minor (brother of Saint Gregory of Nyssa). a male given name: from a Greek word meaning “royal.”. […]