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fasciation

[fash-ee-ey-shuh n]
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noun
  1. the act of binding up or bandaging.
  2. the process of becoming fasciate.
  3. the resulting state.
  4. an abnormality in a plant, in which a stem enlarges into a flat, ribbonlike shape resembling several stems fused together.
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Origin of fasciation

First recorded in 1640–50; fasciate + -ion
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Examples from the Web for fasciation

Historical Examples

  • Adhesion of the inflorescence is necessarily a frequent accompaniment of fasciation and cohesion of the branches.

    Vegetable Teratology

    Maxwell T. Masters

  • Cohesion of the leaves frequently accompanies the union of the branches and fasciation as might have been anticipated.

    Vegetable Teratology

    Maxwell T. Masters

  • The list which is appended is intended to show those plants in which fasciation has been most frequently observed.

    Vegetable Teratology

    Maxwell T. Masters

  • Frequently also this condition is associated with fasciation, or, at least, with a distended or dilated state.

    Vegetable Teratology

    Maxwell T. Masters

  • In some species of Artabotrys, indeed, fasciation and curvation of the inflorescence are common.

    Vegetable Teratology

    Maxwell T. Masters


British Dictionary definitions for fasciation

fasciation

noun
  1. botany an abnormal flattening of stems due to failure of the lateral branches to separate from the main stem
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