fasciculus

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noun fas·cic·u·lus \fə-ˈsi-kyə-ləs, fa-\

Definition of fasciculus

plural

fasciculi

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

  2. 2 :  fascicle 2

Origin and Etymology of fasciculus

New Latin, from Latin


First Known Use: 1713


Medical Dictionary

fasciculus

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noun fas·cic·u·lus \fə-ˈsik-yə-ləs, fa-\

Medical Definition of fasciculus

plural

fasciculi

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  1. :  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 muscleb:  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 2c:  tract 2


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