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  1. Associated with the base of an organism or structure.
  2. In a phylogenetic tree, being a group, or member of a group, which diverged earlier. The earliest clade to branch in a larger clade.
  3. Of a minimal level that is necessary for maintaining the health or life of an organism.
  4. Basic, elementary; relating to, or forming, the base, or point of origin.


  1. Base, bottom, minimum.
  2. Any basal structure or part.

words with pronunciation similar to basal

The similarity is measured in the number of changed sounds (added, deleted, or replaced) between two transcriptions.

bagel/bˈɛɪɡəl/, 1 change.
basin/bˈɛɪsən/, 1 change.
basis/bˈɛɪsəs/, 1 change.
bases/bˈɛɪsəz/, 1 change.
bustle/bˈʌsəl/, 1 change.
vassal/vˈæsəl/, 2 changes.
tassel/tˈæsəl/, 2 changes.
axle/ˈæksəl/, 2 changes.
beagle/bˈiɡəl/, 2 changes.
bacon/bˈɛɪkən/, 2 changes.

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