basilar

play
adjective bas·i·lar \ˈba-zə-lər, -sə- also ˈbā-\

Definition of basilar

  1. :  of, relating to, or situated at the base

Origin and Etymology of basilar

borrowed from Medieval French basilaire, from base 1base or Latin basis basis + -ilaire, extension of -aire 2-ary, after cimbalaire “cymbal-shaped,” borrowed from Medieval Latin cymbalāris (from Latin cymbalum cymbal + -āris -ar)


First Known Use: 1541


Medical Dictionary

adjective bas·i·lar \ˈbaz-(ə-)lər, ˈbas- also ˈbāz- or ˈbās-\

Medical Definition of basilar

  1. :  of, relating to, or situated at the base basilar fractures of the skull


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up basilar? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

a favoring of the simplest explanation

Get Word of the Day daily email!

WORD GAMES

Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!

  • manet-jeanne-spring
  • Which is a synonym of chaffer?
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ