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basal

[′bā·səl]
(biology)
Of, pertaining to, or located at the base.
(physiology)
Being the minimal level for, or essential for maintenance of, vital activities of an organism, such as basal metabolism.
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The base is polygonal in outline, with a flat basal surface.
Therefore, it is expected that the basal surface free energy of resin L will be higher than that of resin G.
The prominence of the transverse basal vascular canal wall on the basal surface of the tooth varies from not being salient to strongly salient.
The archenteron cells had a rounded basal surface. In contrast, cells in the archenteron of S.
Osteocyte lacunae are absent in the tooth base of Karksiodus and the transversal basal canal occurs as a prominent tube close to the basal surface.
The simplest mechanism for transmitting information from the cell surface to the interior of the cell about the direction of flow would enlist a structure that runs between the apical cell surface and other parts of the cell such as the basal surface. We have shown that although the majority of stress fibers are associated with focal adhesions located in the basal portion of cells (the basal stress fiber), some terminate at the apical surfaces (the apical stress fiber).
Between each epithelial cell, typical cell junction complexes were seen and a relatively undifferentiated connective tissue layer was in contact with the basal surface of the cells [ILLUSTRATION FOR FIGURE 4B OMITTED].