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[fa-stij-ee-it, -eyt] /fæˈstɪdʒ i ɪt, -ˌeɪt/

rising to a pointed top.
Zoology. joined together in a tapering adhering group.

/fæˈstɪdʒɪɪt; -ˌeɪt/
adjective (biology)
(of plants) having erect branches, often appearing to form a single column with the stem
(of parts or organs) united in a tapering group


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