Basal is a related term of primal.
As adjectives the difference between basal and primal
is that basal
is relating to, or forming, the base, or point of origin while primal
is being the first in time, or history.
As a noun basal
is (anatomy) any basal structure or part.
Relating to, or forming, the base, or point of origin.
(chiefly, systematics) In a phylogenetic tree, being a group, or member of a group, which diverged earlier.
- Hittite is a basal Indo-European language.
- A magnolia is a basal angiosperm.
* basal metabolism
* basal reader
(anatomy) Any basal structure or part
Being the first in time, or history.
Being of greatest importance; primary.
(meat trade) Being one of the pieces of meat initially separated from the carcass during butchering, prior to division into smaller cuts.
- primal man
* (first in time or history ): aboriginal, primaeval/primeval, primordial
* (being of greatest importance ): primary
* primal therapist
* primal therapy