: a small or slender bundle (as of pine needles or nerve fibers)
: one of the divisions of a book published in parts
Recent Examples on the Web These lie alongside each other to form the fascicle, or syntrophium, encased in the thickened outside cover, the labium. —Popular Science, 20 Oct. 2020 These grow from a little cup-like structure called a fascicle, which grows from a small bud on the pine twig shoot. —Tim Macwelch, Outdoor Life, 23 Dec. 2019 The deep core muscles, called the quadratus lumborum, psoas major, external oblique, and the deep fascicles erector spinae, attach directly to the lumbar vertebrae, and function primarily to stabilize the lumbar spine. —David Becker, Philly.com, 28 Feb. 2018
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