- a section of a book or set of books being published in installments as separate pamphlets or volumes.
- a small bundle, tight cluster, or the like.
- Botany. a close cluster, as of flowers or leaves.
- Anatomy. a small bundle of nerve or muscle fibers.
Origin of fascicle
Examples from the Web for fascicle
The fascicle of light that it emits has a perfect concentration.
The variations are mainly in the number of leaves in the fascicle.The Genus Pinus
George Russell Shaw
The collar with a dark area ventrad and also dorsad of the fascicle.
Sometimes, on the other hand, Danaë has a fascicle of flowers inserted on the middle of the upper surface, as in Ruscus.Vegetable Teratology
Maxwell T. Masters
The name Phacelia is from a Greek word signifying a fascicle, or bunch, and refers to the fascicled or clustered flower-racemes.The Wild Flowers of California: Their Names, Haunts, and Habits
Mary Elizabeth Parsons
- a bundle or cluster of branches, leaves, etc
- Also called: fasciculus anatomy a small bundle of fibres, esp nerve fibres
- printing another name for fascicule
- any small bundle or cluster
Word Origin and History for fascicle
1620s, from Latin fasciculus "a small bundle, a bunch," diminutive of fascis (see fasces). As "part of a work published in installments," 1640s (also fascicule, from French). Related: Fasciculate; fasciculation.
- A bundle or cluster of stems, flowers, or leaves, such as the bundles in which pine needles grow.