fas·​ci·​a·​tion ˌfa-shē-ˈā-shən How to pronounce fasciation (audio)
: 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 So suggest a mutually interesting spot that has something for both of you — sun, a low-level language barrier, but enough ooh/ahh factor of foreign fasciation to whet his wandering whistle for future adventures. Wayne and Wanda, Anchorage Daily News, 13 Nov. 2022 This is a plant often distorted by fasciation, stalks flattening and growing broader than normal, or leaf shapes being distorted. Margaret Lauterbach, idahostatesman, 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, 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, 31 May 2017

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Word History

First Known Use

1677, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of fasciation was in 1677

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“Fasciation.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fasciation. Accessed 26 Sep. 2023.

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