fasciculus

[fuh-sik-yuh-luh s]
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noun, plural fas·cic·u·li [fuh-sik-yuh-lahy] /fəˈsɪk yəˌlaɪ/.

a fascicle, as of nerve or muscle fibers.
a fascicle of a book.

Nearby words

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

Origin of fasciculus

From Latin, dating back to 1705–15; see origin at fascicle

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British Dictionary definitions for fasciculus

fasciculus

noun plural -li (-ˌlaɪ)

another name for fascicle (def. 2), fascicule
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Medicine definitions for fasciculus

fasciculus

[fə-sĭkyə-ləs]

n. pl. fas•cic•u•li (-lī′)

A bundle of anatomical fibers, as of muscle.fascicle

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