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Definition of Basilar

Basilar: Located at or near the base of a structure, especially the base of the skull.

For example, a basilar fracture is a break in the bone at the base of the skull and can be life-threatening.

Source: MedTerms™ Medical Dictionary
http://www.medterms.com/script/main/art.asp?articlekey=16374
Last Editorial Review: 6/14/2012

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