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I have applied this term to the oblique descent made by the umbo, towards the basal extremity of the anterior side of bivalves.

Indeed, even among the wooded slopes, a habitation along the basal line of the mountain axis seems to be much preferred.

The 5-foot ridgepole of the steep, heavy, grass roof is supported by two posts rising from the basal timbers of the third story.

The Bontoc IgorotAlbert Ernest Jenks

The reason why the basal lamina is here small is because it contains the nuclei of no cranial nerves.

There is an imperfect cleavage parallel to the basal pinacoid, and the fracture is conchoidal.

Basal plate with four crossed larger ovate pores (two larger cardinal and two smaller jugular pores).

Three basal feet pyramidal, solid, nearly vertical, as long as the thorax.

Finally, the bottom was widened out as shown in Fig. 7, so that three basal wedged curbs could be put in.

The extremities of these processes atrophy; while the basal portions became the permanent gill lamell.

Basal ring violin-shaped, with ten to twelve flat lamellar, vertically descending feet, about as long as the ovate sagittal ring.

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