fasciculation

fasciculation

[fuh-sik-yuh-ley-shuhn]
noun
a fascicular condition.

Origin:
1935–40; fasciculate + -ion

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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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fasciculation fas·cic·u·la·tion (fə-sĭk'yə-lā'shən)
n.

  1. An arrangement of fasciculi.

  2. A coarser form of muscular contraction than fibrillation, consisting of involuntary contractions or twitchings of groups of muscle fibers.


fas·cic'u·late' v.
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