fasciculus

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

Definition of fasciculus

plural fasciculi play \fə-ˈsi-kyə-ˌlī, fa-\
1 : a slender bundle of anatomical fibers (such as nerve fibers)
2 : fascicle 2

Origin and Etymology of fasciculus

New Latin, from Latin


Medical Dictionary

fasciculus

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

medical Definition of fasciculus

plural fasciculi play \-ˌlī\
: 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

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