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[fuh-sik-yuh-luh s] /fəˈsɪk yə ləs/
noun, plural fasciculi
[fuh-sik-yuh-lahy] /fəˈsɪk yəˌlaɪ/ (Show IPA)
a fascicle, as of nerve or muscle fibers.
a fascicle of a book.
Origin of fasciculus
1705-15; < Latin; see fascicle Unabridged
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  • The fasciculus connected with the axis is the largest, and is chiefly muscular in structure.
British Dictionary definitions for fasciculus


noun (pl) -li (-ˌlaɪ)
another name for fascicle (sense 2), fascicule
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fasciculus in Medicine

fasciculus fas·cic·u·lus (fə-sĭk'yə-ləs)
n. pl. fas·cic·u·li (-lī')
A bundle of anatomical fibers, as of muscle. Also called fascicle.

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