Definition of Fascicle

1. Noun. An installment of a printed work.

Exact synonyms: Fascicule
Generic synonyms: Installment, Instalment

2. Noun. A bundle of fibers (especially nerve fibers).
Exact synonyms: Fasciculus, Fiber Bundle, Fibre Bundle
Specialized synonyms: Fornix, Trigonum Cerebrale, Nerve, Nervus
Generic synonyms: Nerve Tissue, Nervous Tissue
Group relationships: Nervous System, Systema Nervosum

Definition of Fascicle

1. n. A small bundle or collection; a compact cluster; as, a fascicle of fibers; a fascicle of flowers or roots.

2. n. One of the divisions of a book published in parts; fasciculus.

Definition of Fascicle

1. Noun. A bundle or cluster. ¹

2. Noun. (anatomy) : A bundle of skeletal muscle fibers surrounded by connective tissue. ¹

3. Noun. (botany) : A cluster of flowers or leaves, such as the bundles of the thin leaves (or needles) of pines. ¹

4. Noun. (botany) : A discrete bundle of vascular tissue. ¹

5. Noun. A discrete section of a book issued or published separately. ¹

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Definition of Fascicle

1. a small bundle [n -S]

Medical Definition of Fascicle

1. Literally, a bundle. In particular, this is used to describe the tendency of neurites to grow together (fasciculate). This entry appears with permission from the Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology (11 Mar 2008)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Fascicle

fascial hernia
fascial sheaths of extraocular muscles
fasciated antshrike
fasciated antshrikes
fascicle (current term)
fascicular block
fascicular cambium
fascicular degeneration
fascicular graft
fascicular keratitis
fascicular ophthalmoplegia
fascicular sarcoma
fascicular ulcer
fasciculata cell

Literary usage of Fascicle

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1905)
"Two years ago the first fascicle of an important work was issued by Gustav Fischer, ... Each fascicle includes six large reproductions (16 by 21 cm. ..."

2. Synoptical Flora of North America by Asa Gray, Sereno Watson (1897)
"On this account it seems best merely to correct the evident errors in fascicle I, which have come to the notice of the editor, and to add only such ..."

3. A Manual of the Infusoria: Including a Description of All Known Flagellate by William Saville-Kent (1880)
"... and bent upwards towards the dorsal aspect, entirely ciliate; the oral aperture anteriorly situated, pharynx enclosing a cylindrical rod-fascicle. HAB. ..."

4. The American Naturalist by American Society of Naturalists, Essex Institute (1871)
"He supposes the sponge to be independent of the fascicle or "coral," though necessary to it as a means of attachment in its habitation. ..."

5. The Canadian Record of Science by Natural History Society of Montreal (1902)
"About twelve years ago (1888) the writer collected from the Cambrian rocks of the St. John Group a fossil which he thought to be a fascicle of ..."

6. Gray's School and Field Book of Botany: Consisting of "Lessons in Botany by Asa Gray (1887)
"A fascicle (meaning a bundle), like that of the Sweet William anJ Lychnis of the gardens, is only a cyme with the flowers much crowded. 222. ..."

7. A Class-book of Botany: Designed for Colleges, Academies, and Other by Alphonso Wood (1869)
"fascicle. This is a modification of the cyme, in which the flowers become crowded, and nearly sessile, as in sweet William, and other species of ..."

8. Botany of the United States North of Virginia: Comprising Descriptions of by Lewis Caleb Beck (1848)
"Flowers yellowish-white, tinged with green and purple, in a terminal bracteate fascicle. yellowish Gentian. 4. G. angustifolia Mick. ..."

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