Definition of fasciated in English:

fasciated

Syllabification: fas·ci·at·ed
Pronunciation: /ˈfaSHēˌātəd, ˈfā-
 
/
(also fasciate)

adjective

1 Botany Showing abnormal fusion of parts or organs, resulting in a flattened, ribbonlike structure.
More example sentences
  • One out of three putative double mutants that were transferred to soil developed a fasciated stem and a structure similar to an aerial rosette (data not shown).
  • The fasciated stem extended in one plane, and the phyllotaxy of floral primordia was irregular.
  • They take cutting material from it and produce completely fasciated plants, such as the Stags Horn Ash and the conifer Cryptomeria japonica fasciata.
2 Zoology Striped or banded.

Origin

mid 18th century (in the sense 'striped, banded'): from Latin fasciatus (past participle of fasciare 'swathe', from fascia 'band') + -ed1.

Derivatives

fasciation

Pronunciation: /ˌfaSHēˈāSHən, ˌfā-/
noun
More example sentences
  • These unstable phenotypes that varied between siblings included widely variable flower morphology, stem fasciation, variation in rosette leaves, and anthocyanin variegation of the stem.
  • The only reference I could find to the phenomenon in a modern textbook was in a handbook of ill health in trees, where fasciation is described as ‘a usually transitory curiosity’.
  • Its unusual twisted stems are broad and flattened at their ends, a genetic condition botanists know as fasciation.

More definitions of fasciated

Definition of fasciated in:

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day grammarian
Pronunciation: grəˈmɛːrɪən
noun
a person who studies and writes about grammar