fasciation

[ fash-ee-ey-shuh n ]
/ ˌfæʃ iˈeɪ ʃən /

noun

the act of binding up or bandaging.
the process of becoming fasciate.
the resulting state.
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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British Dictionary definitions for fasciation

fasciation
/ (ˌfæʃɪˈeɪʃən) /

noun

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