fascicle

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n fascicle a bundle of fibers (especially nerve fibers)
    • n fascicle an installment of a printed work
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Fascicle A small bundle or collection; a compact cluster; as, a fascicle of fibers; a fascicle of flowers or roots.
    • Fascicle One of the divisions of a book published in parts; fasciculus.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n fascicle A bundle; a small collection or connected group; a cluster. Specifically— In bot.: A close cluster, as of leaves, flowers, etc.: sometimes limited in use to a condensed cyme.
    • n fascicle In mosses, the tissue of elongated cells taking the place of fibrovascular bundles in the nerves, etc.
    • n fascicle In zoology and anatomy, a fasciculus.
    • n fascicle A part of a printed work: a small number of printed or written sheets bound together. Also, in all senses, fasciculus.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Fascicle fas′i-kl a little bundle:
    • n Fascicle fas′i-kl (bot.) a close cluster, the flowers crowded together, as in the sweet-william—also Fas′cicule
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. fasciculus, dim. of fascis,. See Fasces
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. fasciculus, dim. of fascis, a bundle.

Usage

In literature:

They are snow-white, drooping, and produced in lateral fascicles of eight or ten together.
"Hardy Ornamental Flowering Trees and Shrubs" by A. D. Webster
Branchlets usually fascicled and spreading.
"Cactus Culture For Amateurs" by W. Watson
There are other flowers in fascicles and corymbs.
"Lippincott's Magazine of Popular Literature and Science, Vol. XII, No. 28. July, 1873." by Various
They have no distinct vascular fascicles to indicate a distinct origin.
"Journals of Travels in Assam, Burma, Bhootan, Afghanistan and TheNeighbouring Countries" by William Griffith
The luminous fascicle emanating from the source reflected by the mirror is thrown vertically.
"Scientific American Supplement, No. 508, September 26, 1885" by Various
The tentacles are in fascicles which are usually borne upon lobed or swollen places.
"Marine Protozoa from Woods Hole" by Gary N. Calkins
Fascicle -ulus: a bundle of hair, threads or fibres.
"Explanation of Terms Used in Entomology" by John. B. Smith
Spikes fascicled, the first glume of the sessile spikelet narrowly winged.
"A Handbook of Some South Indian Grasses" by Rai Bahadur K. Ranga Achariyar
Since the leaf-fascicle is cylindrical, the cross-section of a leaf is a sector, its proportional part, of a circle.
"The Genus Pinus" by George Russell Shaw
The fascicle of light that it emits has a perfect concentration.
"Scientific American Supplement, No. 488, May 9, 1885" by Various
The fascicle 3-4 mm.
"The Myxomycetes of the Miami Valley, Ohio" by A. P. Morgan
Flowers small, whitish, usually crowded in fascicles.
"Trees of the Northern United States" by Austin C. Apgar
There are some clusters before us containing 16 and 18 in a single fascicle!
"The North American Slime-Moulds" by Thomas H. (Thomas Huston) MacBride
Their persons were concealed by the prickly fascicles of the holly hanging low.
"The Child Wife" by Mayne Reid
Glabrous perennials from fascicled tubers, with pinnately compound leaves.
"The Manual of the Botany of the Northern United States" by Asa Gray
Fascicle of staminate flowers, x 1.
"Michigan Trees" by Charles Herbert Otis
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In news:

Neurofibromas, which occur in the peripheral nervous system, frequently begin asymptomatically, but as they grow and compress underlying nerve fascicles, they can cause pain, weakness, and numbness.
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In science:

Regularization of diffusion-based direction maps for the tracking of brain white matter fascicles.
Integral curves of noisy vector fields and statistical problems in diffusion tensor imaging: nonparametric kernel estimation and hypotheses testing
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