Definition of fasciated in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈfaSHēˌātəd/ Pronunciation: /ˈfā-/
(also fasciate)


1 Botany Showing abnormal fusion of parts or organs, resulting in a flattened, ribbonlike 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.
2 Zoology Striped or banded.



Pronunciation: /ˌfaSHēˈāSHən/ Pronunciation: /ˌfā-/
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.


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

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Syllabification: fas·ci·at·ed

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