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[fash-ee-ey-shuh n] /ˌfæʃ iˈeɪ ʃən/
the act of binding up or bandaging.
the process of becoming fasciate.
the resulting state.
an abnormality in a plant, in which a stem enlarges into a flat, ribbonlike shape resembling several stems fused together.
Origin of fasciation
1640-50; fasciate + -ion Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • The list which is appended is intended to show those plants in which fasciation has been most frequently observed.

    Vegetable Teratology Maxwell T. Masters
  • Cohesion of the leaves frequently accompanies the union of the branches and fasciation as might have been anticipated.

    Vegetable Teratology Maxwell T. Masters
  • In some species of Artabotrys, indeed, fasciation and curvation of the inflorescence are common.

    Vegetable Teratology Maxwell T. Masters
  • Adhesion of the inflorescence is necessarily a frequent accompaniment of fasciation and cohesion of the branches.

    Vegetable Teratology Maxwell T. Masters
  • Frequently also this condition is associated with fasciation, or, at least, with a distended or dilated state.

    Vegetable Teratology Maxwell T. Masters
  • In all, with the exception of the first-named, the fasciation occurred in the inflorescence.

    Vegetable Teratology Maxwell T. Masters
British Dictionary definitions for fasciation


(botany) an abnormal flattening of stems due to failure of the lateral branches to separate from the main stem
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