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Affixes: the building blocks of English
Affixes: the building blocks of English

basi-

A base or basis.

[Latin basis, base or pedestal, from Greek.]

In plants, growth or development that is basipetal (Latin petus, seeking) is towards the base or point of attachment; something basifixed is attached at or near the base. In medicine basioccipital refers to the base of the occiput, the back of the head; the adjective basilar refers to something situated at the base of a part of the body, especially of the skull, or of the organ of Corti in the ear. A basilect is a less prestigious dialect or variety of a particular language.

Basilisk and basilica, on the other hand, derive from Greek basileus, king.

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