Fascicle



[fas-i-kuh l] /ˈfæs ɪ kəl/

noun
1.
a section of a book or set of books being published in installments as separate pamphlets or volumes.
2.
a small bundle, tight cluster, or the like.
3.
Botany. a close cluster, as of flowers or leaves.
4.
Anatomy. a small bundle of nerve or muscle fibers.
/ˈfæsɪkəl/
noun
1.
a bundle or cluster of branches, leaves, etc
2.
(anatomy) Also called fasciculus. a small bundle of fibres, esp nerve fibres
3.
(printing) another name for fascicule
4.
any small bundle or cluster
n.

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.

fascicle fas·ci·cle (fās’ĭ-kəl)
n.
See fasciculus.
adj.
fascicle
(fās’ĭ-kəl)
A bundle or cluster of stems, flowers, or leaves, such as the bundles in which pine needles grow.

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