fascicle
noun Etymology: Latin fasciculus, diminutive of fascis Date: 15th century 1. a small or slender bundle (as of pine needles or nerve fibers) 2. one of the divisions of a book published in parts • fascicled adjective

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  • Fascicle — Fas ci*cle, n. [L. fasciculus, dim. of fascis. See {Fasces}.] 1. A small bundle or collection; a compact cluster; as, a fascicle of fibers; a fascicle of flowers or roots. [1913 Webster] 2. One of the divisions of a book published in parts;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • fascicle — index serial Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • fascicle — 1620s, from L. fasciculus a small bundle, a bunch, dim. of fascis (see FASCES (Cf. fasces)). As part of a work published in installments, 1640s (also fascicule, from French). Related: Fasciculate; fasciculation …   Etymology dictionary

  • fascicle — [fas′i kəl] n. [ME < OFr < L fasciculus, dim. of fascis: see FASCES] 1. any of the sections of a book being brought out in installments prior to its publication in completed form 2. a small bundle 3. Bot. a small tuft or cluster of fibers,… …   English World dictionary

  • Fascicle — A fascicle is a bundle or a cluster. Fascicle may also refer to: * Muscle fascicle, in anatomy, a bundle of skeletal muscle fibers surrounded by connective tissue * Nerve fascicle, in anatomy, a larger bundle of axons (nerve fibers) enclosed by… …   Wikipedia

  • fascicle — a bound part of a volume or series issued separately; a part …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • fascicle — См. fasciculus …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • fascicle — Literally, a bundle. In particular, this is used to describe the tendency of neurites to grow together (fasciculate) …   Dictionary of molecular biology

  • fascicle — /fas i keuhl/, n. 1. a section of a book or set of books being published in installments as separate pamphlets or volumes. 2. a small bundle, tight cluster, or the like. 3. Bot. a close cluster, as of flowers or leaves. 4. Anat. a small bundle of …   Universalium

  • fascicle — noun /ˈfæsɪkəl/ a) A bundle or cluster. The printed book appeared in a variety of forms during the course of its history in China. These included, among others, the “whirlwind” binding (xuanfeng zhuang), sometimes called the “dragon scales”… …   Wiktionary

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