fasciate

or fas·ci·at·ed

[fash-ee-eyt, -ee-it or fash-ee-ey-tid]
adjective
  1. bound with a band, fillet, or bandage.
  2. Botany. abnormally compressed into a band or bundle, as stems grown together.
  3. Zoology.
    1. composed of bundles.
    2. bound together in a bundle.
    3. marked with a band or bands.

Origin of fasciate

First recorded in 1650–60; fasci(a) + -ate1
Related formsfas·ci·ate·ly, adverbun·fas·ci·ate, adjectiveun·fas·ci·at·ed, adjective
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fasciate

fasciated

adjective
  1. botany
    1. (of stems and branches) abnormally flattened due to coalescence
    2. growing in a bundle
  2. (of birds, insects, etc) marked by distinct bands of colour
Derived Formsfasciately, adverb

Word Origin for fasciate

C17: probably from New Latin fasciātus (unattested) having bands; see fascia
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