or fas·ci·at·ed

[ fash-ee-eyt, -ee-it or fash-ee-ey-tid ]
/ ˈfæʃ iˌeɪt, -i ɪt or ˈfæʃ iˌeɪ tɪd /


bound with a band, fillet, or bandage.
Botany. abnormally compressed into a band or bundle, as stems grown together.
  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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British Dictionary definitions for fasciate



/ (ˈfæʃɪˌeɪt) /


  1. (of stems and branches) abnormally flattened due to coalescence
  2. growing in a bundle
(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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