fasciation

noun
fas·​ci·​a·​tion | \ ˌfa-shē-ˈā-shən How to pronounce fasciation (audio) , ˌfa-sē- \

Definition of fasciation

: a malformation of plant stems commonly manifested as enlargement and flattening as if several stems were fused

Examples of fasciation in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web This is a plant often distorted by fasciation, stalks flattening and growing broader than normal, or leaf shapes being distorted. Margaret Lauterbach, idahostatesman, "Some non-native weeds flourish in Idaho," 31 May 2017 Fasciation may be caused by mutation, virus, bacterial infection by bacterium known as Rhodococcus fascians, or injury to the meristem or growing part of the plant by insect, animal or human. Margaret Lauterbach, idahostatesman, "Some non-native weeds flourish in Idaho," 31 May 2017 Plants especially susceptible to fasciation include ferns, willow trees, delphiniums, foxgloves, forsythia, euphorbias, lilies, primulas and verbascums such as the mullein. Margaret Lauterbach, idahostatesman, "Some non-native weeds flourish in Idaho," 31 May 2017

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First Known Use of fasciation

1677, in the meaning defined above

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“Fasciation.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fasciation. Accessed 20 Feb. 2020.

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