basilar

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Etymology[edit]

French basilaire, from Latin basis.

Adjective[edit]

basilar ‎(comparative more basilar, superlative most basilar)

  1. Of, pertaining to, or located at a base, but especially at the base of the skull or a lung.
  2. Lower; inferior; base.
    • Henry Ward Beecher
      Basilar instincts.

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Portuguese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from French basilaire.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • Hyphenation: ba‧si‧lar

Adjective[edit]

basilar m, f ‎(plural basilares, comparable)

  1. basic

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