Definition of fasciated in English:

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fasciated

Pronunciation: /ˈfaʃɪeɪtɪd/
/ˈfaʃɪətɪd/

adjective

Botany
Showing abnormal fusion of parts or organs, resulting in a flattened ribbon-like structure.
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.

Derivatives

fasciation

Pronunciation: /faʃɪˈeɪʃ(ə)n/
noun
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.

Origin

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

For editors and proofreaders

Line breaks: fa¦sci|ated

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