basilar

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

Definition of basilar

: of, relating to, or situated at the base

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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)


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basilar

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

medical Definition of basilar

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

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