fasciculation

[fuh-sik-yuh-ley-shuh n]

noun

a fascicular condition.

Nearby words

  1. fascicular,
  2. fascicular cambium,
  3. fascicular degeneration,
  4. fascicular graft,
  5. fasciculate,
  6. fascicule,
  7. fasciculus,
  8. fasciculus gracilis,
  9. fasciectomy,
  10. fasciitis

Origin of fasciculation

First recorded in 1935–40; fasciculate + -ion

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Medicine definitions for fasciculation

fasciculation

[fə-sĭk′yə-lāshən]

n.

An arrangement of fasciculi.
A coarser form of muscular contraction than fibrillation, consisting of involuntary contractions or twitchings of groups of muscle fibers.
Related formsfas•cicu•late′ v.


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