a section of a book or set of books being published in installments as separate pamphlets or volumes.
a small bundle, tight cluster, or the like.
Botany. a close cluster, as of flowers or leaves.
Anatomy. a small bundle of nerve or muscle fibers.
Origin of fascicle
< Latin fasciculus,
diminutive of fascis.
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Historical Examples of fascicle
The fascicle of light that it emits has a perfect concentration.
The variations are mainly in the number of leaves in the fascicle.
The collar with a dark area ventrad and also dorsad of the fascicle.
Sometimes, on the other hand, Danaë has a fascicle of flowers inserted on the middle of the upper surface, as in Ruscus.
The name Phacelia is from a Greek word signifying a fascicle, or bunch, and refers to the fascicled or clustered flower-racemes.
British Dictionary definitions for fascicle
Derived Formsfascicled, adjectivefascicular (fəˈsɪkjʊlə) or fasciculate (fəˈsɪkjʊˌleɪt, -lɪt), adjectivefasciculately, adverbfasciculation, noun
a bundle or cluster of branches, leaves, etc
Also called: fasciculus anatomy a small bundle of fibres, esp nerve fibres
any small bundle or cluster
Word Origin for fascicle
C15: from Latin fasciculus a small bundle, from fascis a bundle
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Word Origin and History for fascicle
1620s, from Latin fasciculus "a small bundle, a bunch," diminutive of fascis (see fasces). As "part of a work published in installments," 1640s (also fascicule, from French). Related: Fasciculate; fasciculation.
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A bundle or cluster of stems, flowers, or leaves, such as the bundles in which pine needles grow.
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