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fasciation

[fash-ee-ey-shuh n] /ˌfæʃ iˈeɪ ʃən/
noun
1.
the act of binding up or bandaging.
2.
the process of becoming fasciate.
3.
the resulting state.
4.
an abnormality in a plant, in which a stem enlarges into a flat, ribbonlike shape resembling several stems fused together.
Origin
1640-1650
1640-50; fasciate + -ion
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  • fasciation is initiated mostly in the fall when the days shorten and flower buds begin to develop.
  • Uncontrolled proliferation of the ear inflorescence leads to fasciation and abnormal kernel rowing.
British Dictionary definitions for fasciation

fasciation

/ˌfæʃɪˈeɪʃən/
noun
1.
(botany) an abnormal flattening of stems due to failure of the lateral branches to separate from the main stem
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