Definition of fascicle in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈfasɪk(ə)l/


1 (also fascicule /ˈfasɪkjuːl/) A separately published instalment of a book or other printed work.
Example sentences
  • We have also published two new fascicules from the series.
  • It was agreed that the work would take ten years to complete, be published at intervals in fascicles, and in its final form would consist of four volumes of some 6,400 pages.
  • When the last fascicle was published in April 1928, it completed a ten-volume dictionary documenting over 400,000 words and phrases.
2 (also fasciculus /faˈsɪkjʊləs/) (plural fasciculi) Anatomy & Biology A bundle of structures, such as nerve or muscle fibres or conducting vessels in plants.
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  • As it pursues its arched course, the superior longitudinal fasciculus gathers and sheds nerve fibers from various cortical areas, and so links them to each other.
  • An extra fasciculus from the clavicle is found in 3% of individuals.
  • Bundles of nerve fibers serving a common function and sharing a common origin and destination are grouped together in tracts or fasciculi.



Example sentences
  • It has terminal, fascicled inflorescences of several scarlet flowers covered by imbricate, scarious sheaths, and the labellum margins are fused with the column forming a short, saccate nectary spur.
  • Flowers are solitary or fascicled, hermaphroditic, bright yellow, diurnal, and last less than 1 day.


Pronunciation: /faˈsɪkjʊlə/
Example sentences
  • The tumor was composed of spindle and epithelioid cells, some of which were arranged in a fascicular pattern, consistent with malignant melanoma.
  • Histologically, all demonstrated a densely cellular storiform or vaguely fascicular pattern, broadly extending into the subcutaneous fat.
  • The cut surface of the lesion was tan-white and had a faint fascicular pattern.


Pronunciation: /faˈsɪkjʊlət/
Example sentences
  • Rugose corals with solitary form, fasciculate colonial form, simple morphology, and high variability also tended to resist the latest Ordovician extinctions.
  • The corallum is generally fasciculate and phaceloid, attaining 116 × 126 mm in transverse section at its widest part.


Late 15th century (in sense 2): from Latin fasciculus, diminutive of fascis 'bundle'.

Words that rhyme with fascicle

classical, neoclassical

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Line breaks: fas|cicle

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