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basilar

[bas-uh-ler] /ˈbæs ə lər/
adjective
1.
pertaining to or situated at the base, especially the base of the skull.
2.
Also, basilary
[bas-uh-ler-ee] /ˈbæs əˌlɛr i/ (Show IPA)
.
Origin
1535-1545
1535-45; < New Latin basilāre, equivalent to Medieval Latin bassil(e) pelvis + -āre, neuter of -āris -ar1
Related forms
prebasilar, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for pre-basilar

basilar

/ˈbæsɪlə/
adjective
1.
(mainly anatomy) of or situated at a base: basilar artery Also basilary (ˈbæsɪlərɪ; -sɪlrɪ)
Word Origin
C16: from New Latin basilaris, from Latin basisbase1; compare Medieval Latin bassile pelvis
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pre-basilar in Medicine

basilar bas·i·lar (bās'ə-lər)
adj.
Of, relating to, or located at or near the base, especially the base of the skull.

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