fascicle

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English[edit]

muscle fascicles (2)
fascicles on a pine twig (3)

Etymology[edit]

From Latin fasciculus, a diminutive of fascis (bundle); see also fasces. Doublet of fasciculus.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈfæsɪkəl/
  • (file)

Noun[edit]

fascicle (plural fascicles)

  1. A bundle or cluster.
  2. (anatomy) A bundle of skeletal muscle fibers surrounded by connective tissue.
  3. (botany) A cluster of flowers or leaves, such as the bundles of the thin leaves (or needles) of pines.
  4. (botany) A discrete bundle of vascular tissue.
  5. (publishing) A discrete section of a book issued or published separately.
    Synonym: serial
    • 2005, Donald E. Knuth, MMIX–A RISC Computer for the New Millennium (The Art of Computer Programming), volume 1, Addison-Wesley Professional, →ISBN, page iii:
      I was inspired to prepare fascicles like this by the example of Charles Dickens, who issued his novels in serial form; he published a dozen installments of Oliver Twist before having any idea what would become of Bill Sikes!
    • 2005, Anne Burkus-Chasson, “Visual Hermeneutics and the Act of Turning the Leaf”, in Cynthia Joanne Brokaw; Kai-wing Chow, editors, Printing and Book Culture in Late Imperial China, University of California Press, →ISBN, page 371:
      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), [] the “thread” binding (xianzhuang), a technical designation that refers to the silken or cotton filaments used to stitch together folded sheets of paper into fascicles.

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Etymology[edit]

From Latin fasciculus.

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Noun[edit]

fascicle m (plural fascicles)

  1. fascicle

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