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

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


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