[ fas-i-kuh l ]
/ ˈfæs ɪ kəl /


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

1490–1500; < Latin fasciculus, diminutive of fascis. See fasces, -cle1
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British Dictionary definitions for fascicle

/ (ˈfæsɪkəl) /


a bundle or cluster of branches, leaves, etc
Also called: fasciculus anatomy a small bundle of fibres, esp nerve fibres
printing another name for fascicule
any small bundle or cluster

Derived forms of fascicle

fascicled, adjectivefascicular (fəˈsɪkjʊlə) or fasciculate (fəˈsɪkjʊˌleɪt, -lɪt), adjectivefasciculately, adverbfasciculation, noun

Word Origin for fascicle

C15: from Latin fasciculus a small bundle, from fascis a bundle
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Medical definitions for fascicle

[ făsĭ-kəl ]


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Scientific definitions for fascicle

[ făsĭ-kəl ]

A bundle or cluster of stems, flowers, or leaves, such as the bundles in which pine needles grow.
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