fascicle

[fas-i-kuhl]
noun
1.
a section of a book or set of books being published in installments as separate pamphlets or volumes.
2.
a small bundle, tight cluster, or the like.
3.
Botany. a close cluster, as of flowers or leaves.
4.
Anatomy. a small bundle of nerve or muscle fibers.

Origin:
1490–1500; < Latin fasciculus, diminutive of fascis. See fasces, -cle1

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fascicle (ˈfæsɪkəl)
 
n
1.  a bundle or cluster of branches, leaves, etc
2.  anatomy Also called: fasciculus a small bundle of fibres, esp nerve fibres
3.  printing another name for fascicule
4.  any small bundle or cluster
 
[C15: from Latin fasciculus a small bundle, from fascis a bundle]
 
'fascicled
 
adj
 
fascicular
 
adj
 
fasciculate
 
adj
 
fas'ciculately
 
adv
 
fascicu'lation
 
n

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fascicle
1620s, from L. fasciculus, dim. of fascis (see fasces). Related: Fasciculation.
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fascicle fas·ci·cle (fās'ĭ-kəl)
n.
See fasciculus.


adj.
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fascicle   (fās'ĭ-kəl)  Pronunciation Key 
A bundle or cluster of stems, flowers, or leaves, such as the bundles in which pine needles grow.
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Individual needles in a fascicle show different levels of browning.
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