fasciculus

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n fasciculus a bundle of fibers (especially nerve fibers)
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Fasciculus A division of a book.
    • Fasciculus A little bundle; a fascicle.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n fasciculus Same as fascicle.
    • n fasciculus Specifically In anatomy, a bundle; a set of something, as fibers, banded or bundled together. Specifically— One of the bundles of nervous tissue composing the spinal cord; one of the pillars of the cord or medulla oblongata.
    • n fasciculus A nosegay.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Fasciculus a fascicle: a part of a book issued in parts
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Etymology

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

Usage

In literature:

He published, Fasciculus Plantarum Cryptog.
"On the Portraits of English Authors on Gardening," by Samuel Felton
A FASCICULUS is the term applied to several fibres united.
"A Treatise on Anatomy, Physiology, and Hygiene (Revised Edition)" by Calvin Cutter
In the mean time, however, to satisfy his friends, he printed his Fasciculus Stirpium Britannicarum, as a substitute for the Catalogue.
"Lives of Eminent Zoologists, from Aristotle to Linnæus" by William MacGillivray
In solipeds and ruminants it is inserted, by a second fasciculus, into the small tuberosity.
"Artistic Anatomy of Animals" by Édouard Cuyer
Professor Comparetti, studying the first fasciculus of volume xi.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 13, Slice 3" by Various
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