basilar

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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)


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


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