1 Botany Showing abnormal fusion of parts or organs, resulting in a flattened, ribbonlike structure.
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- 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.
mid 18th century (in the sense 'striped, banded'): from Latin fasciatus (past participle of fasciare 'swathe', from fascia 'band') + -ed1.
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- 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.
Pronunciation: /ˌfaSHēˈāSHən, ˌfā-/noun
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