fasciculus

2 ENTRIES FOUND:

fas·cic·u·lus

noun \fə-ˈsi-kyə-ləs, fa-\
plural fas·cic·u·li\-ˌlī\

Definition of FASCICULUS

1
:  a slender bundle of anatomical fibers (as nerve fibers)
2
:  fascicle 2

Origin of FASCICULUS

New Latin, from Latin
First Known Use: 1713

fas·cic·u·lus

noun \fə-ˈsik-yə-ləs, fa-\   (Medical Dictionary)
plural fas·cic·u·li \-ˌlī\

Medical Definition of FASCICULUS

: a slender bundle of fibers: a : a bundle of skeletal muscle cells bound together by fasciae and forming one of the constituent elements of a muscle b : a bundle of nerve fibers that follow the same course but do not necessarily have like functional connections (as in some subdivisions of the funiculi of the spinal cord)—compare tract 2 c : tract 2

Browse

Next Word in the Dictionary: fasciitis
Previous Word in the Dictionary: fascicule
All Words Near: fasciculus

Seen & Heard

What made you want to look up fasciculus? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Get Our Free Apps
Voice Search, Favorites,
Word of the Day, and More
Join Us on FB & Twitter
Get the Word of the Day and More