basal: Meaning and Definition of
Pronunciation: (bā'sul, -zul), [key]
- of, at, or forming the base.
- forming a basis; fundamental; basic.
- indicating a standard low level of activity of an organism, as during total rest.
- of an amount required to maintain this level.
- serving to induce a preliminary or light anesthesia prior to total anesthetization.
- used in elementary instruction; fundamental: a basal reader.
- basal (Thesaurus)