from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • Base; lower part: basipetal.
  • Chemical base; chemically basic: basophil.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • Positioned at the base; forming a base.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • A combining form, especially in anatomical and botanical words, to indicate the base or position at or near a base; forming a base; as, basibranchials, the most ventral of the cartilages or bones of the branchial arches; basicranial, situated at the base of the cranium; basifacial, basitemporal, etc.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The combining form, in various scientific terms, of Latin basis (Gr. βάσις), base. See basis.
  • n. A native drink in the Philippine Islands, containing a large proportion of the poisonous principle of wood-alcohol.
  • n. A native wine from northern Luzon.


From Latin basis, base; see basis.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Latin basis. (Wiktionary)


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