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or fas·ci·at·ed

[fash-ee-eyt, -ee-it or fash-ee-ey-tid]
  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.
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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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Examples from the Web for fasciate

Historical Examples

  • Fasciate, banded; also applied to monstrous stems which grow flat.

    The Elements of Botany

    Asa Gray

British Dictionary definitions for fasciate



  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
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Derived Formsfasciately, adverb

Word Origin

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