5 letter word starting with basi

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basi- 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.
basic adjective Relating to a base; performing the office of a base in a salt., Having the base in excess, or the amount of the base atomically greater than that of the acid, or exceeding in proportion that of the related neutral salt., Apparently alkaline, as certain normal salts which exhibit alkaline reactions with test paper., Said of crystalline rocks which contain a relatively low percentage of silica, as basalt.
basil noun The slope or angle to which the cutting edge of a tool, as a plane, is ground., To grind or form the edge of to an angle., The name given to several aromatic herbs of the Mint family, but chiefly to the common or sweet basil (Ocymum basilicum), and the bush basil, or lesser basil (O. minimum), the leaves of which are used in cookery. The name is also given to several kinds of mountain mint (Pycnanthemum)., The skin of a sheep tanned with bark.
basin noun A hollow vessel or dish, to hold water for washing, and for various other uses., The quantity contained in a basin., A hollow vessel, of various forms and materials, used in the arts or manufactures, as that used by glass grinders for forming concave glasses, by hatters for molding a hat into shape, etc., A hollow place containing water, as a pond, a dock for ships, a little bay., A circular or oval valley, or depression of the surface of the ground, the lowest part of which is generally occupied by a lake, or traversed by a river., The entire tract of country drained by a river, or sloping towards a sea or lake., An isolated or circumscribed formation, particularly where the strata dip inward, on all sides, toward a center; — especially applied to the coal formations, called coal basins or coal fields.
basis noun The foundation of anything; that on which a thing rests., The pedestal of a column, pillar, or statue., The ground work the first or fundamental principle; that which supports., The principal component part of a thing.