fasciation

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From French fasciation.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /fæsɪˈeɪʃən/

Noun[edit]

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fasciation (plural fasciations)

  1. The binding-up of a limb, etc., with bandages.
  2. (obsolete) A bandage.
    • 1658, Thomas Browne, Urne-Burial (Penguin 2005), page 7:
      [] able to break the fasciations and bands of death []
  3. The process or state of being fasciated.
    1. (botany) Abnormal growth in vascular plants in which the apical meristem (growing tip) becomes elongated perpendicularly to the direction of growth, thus producing flattened, ribbon-like, crested, or elaborately contorted tissue.
      • 2015 March 28, Helen Yemm, “Thorny problems: what should I do about the invasion of the spanish slug?”, The Daily Telegraph (Gardening), page G9:
        These odd-looking shoots are not diseased but are the result of a fairly common condition known as "fasciation" that affects shoots on all sorts of plants quite randomly and for no apparent reason, but presumed by plant experts to be the result of damage to buds just as the shoots were starting to form. There is therefore nothing to be alarmed about and you should simply cut off the shoots that are unsightly. [] Fasciation can also affect, with somewhat more visually catastrophic results, various spire-forming herbaceous plants such as delphiniums and hollyhocks.