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[fuh-sik-yuh-luh s]
noun, plural fas·cic·u·li [fuh-sik-yuh-lahy] /fəˈsɪk yəˌlaɪ/.
  1. a fascicle, as of nerve or muscle fibers.
  2. a fascicle of a book.
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Origin of fasciculus

From Latin, dating back to 1705–15; see origin at fascicle
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Examples from the Web for fasciculi

Historical Examples

  • Hunter counted thirty-four of these fasciculi in one of the largest.

    Curiosities of Medical Experience

    J. G. (John Gideon) Millingen

  • One of these fasciculi is anterior; the other is situated further back.

  • These two fasciculi terminate in the snout, which they move laterally.

  • Thence it passes towards the tarsus and divides into two fasciculi, internal and external, which are continued by tendons.

  • The two fasciculi then pass towards the knee, being in relation with the rectus and the vastus internus of the triceps.

British Dictionary definitions for fasciculi


noun plural -li (-ˌlaɪ)
  1. another name for fascicle (def. 2), fascicule
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fasciculi in Medicine


n. pl. fas•cic•u•li (-lī′)
  1. A bundle of anatomical fibers, as of muscle.fascicle
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