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 (făsh′ē-ā′tĭd) also fas·ci·ate (-āt′)
1. Botany Abnormally flattened or coalesced, as certain stems.
2. Zoology Marked with transverse bands, as certain insects.

[Latin fasciātus, from fascia, band.]


(ˈfæʃɪˌeɪt) or


1. (Botany) botany
a. (of stems and branches) abnormally flattened due to coalescence
b. growing in a bundle
2. (Zoology) (of birds, insects, etc) marked by distinct bands of colour
[C17: probably from New Latin fasciātus (unattested) having bands; see fascia]
ˈfasciˌately adv


(ˈfæʃ iˌeɪt, -i ɪt)

also fas′ci•at`ed,

1. bound with a band, fillet, or bandage.
2. Bot. abnormally compressed into a band or bundle, as stems grown together.
3. Zool.
a. composed of bundles.
b. bound together in a bundle.
c. marked with a band or bands.
fas′ci•ate`ly, adv.
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The difference in localities aside, the description by Spinola is very brief, and that by de Saussure not much longer, but they do not match: Spinola referred to a black wasp with one metasomal fascia ("Polistes nigra abdominis fascia unica flava"), while de Saussure mentioned that the propodeum was spotted and that the first two metasomal segments were fasciate ("nigra; metathorace bimaculato, abdominisque segmentis 1-2 margine flavo").
The answer will be found in the closing lines of the preface and its reference to aliveness: "Allora, col volto coperto della buona melma delle officine--impasto di scorie metalliche, di sudori inutili, di fuliggini celesti--noi, contusi e fasciate le braccia ma impavidi, dettammo le nostre prime volonta a tutti gli uomini vivi della terra" (9-10).