fasciation

[ fash-ee-ey-shuhn ]

noun
  1. the act of binding up or bandaging.

  2. the process of becoming fasciate.

  1. the resulting state.

  2. an abnormality in a plant, in which a stem enlarges into a flat, ribbonlike shape resembling several stems fused together.

Origin of fasciation

1
First recorded in 1640–50; fasciate + -ion

Words Nearby fasciation

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How to use fasciation in a sentence

  • In all, with the exception of the first-named, the fasciation occurred in the inflorescence.

    Vegetable Teratology | Maxwell T. Masters
  • 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

British Dictionary definitions for fasciation

fasciation

/ (ˌfæʃɪˈeɪʃən) /


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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