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n. pl. fas·cic·u·li (-lī′)
A bundle of anatomical fibers, as of muscle or nerve. Also called fascicle.

[Latin, fascicle; see fascicle.]


n, pl -li (-ˌlaɪ)
(Anatomy) another name for fascicle2, fascicule


(ˈfæs ɪ kəl)

1. a section of a book or set of books being published in installments as separate pamphlets or volumes.
2. a close cluster, as of flowers.
3. a small bundle of nerve or muscle fibers.
[1490–1500; < Latin fasciculus, diminutive of fascis. See fasces, -cle1]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.fasciculus - a bundle of fibers (especially nerve fibers)fasciculus - a bundle of fibers (especially nerve fibers)
trigonum cerebrale, fornix - an arched bundle of white fibers at the base of the brain by which the hippocampus of each hemisphere projects to the contralateral hippocampus and to the thalamus and mamillary bodies
nerve tissue, nervous tissue - tissue composed of neurons
nervous system, systema nervosum - the sensory and control apparatus consisting of a network of nerve cells
nerve, nervus - any bundle of nerve fibers running to various organs and tissues of the body
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The fasciculus uncinatus and arcuate fasciculus have been proposed to be a part of the quality index for schizophrenia.
Antonio Francisco Cardim's Jesuit missionary map comes from his book Fasciculus e Japponicis floribus, which provided a unique tribute to Japan's late 16th and 17th century Jesuit martyrdom.
DTI analysis revealed a significant increase in mean, radial, and axial diffusivity, mainly of the fibers of bilateral anterior thalamic radiation and superior longitudinal fasciculus with left predominance, which intersected with bilateral subinsular white matter (P < 0.
Decreased white matter integrity in fronto-occipital fasciculus bundles: Relation to visual information processing in alcohol-dependent subjects.
2014) showed that OCD patients have a significant white matter increase in the corpus callosum, cingulum bundle, right anterior thalamic radiation and left arcuate fasciculus, along with decreases in the right superior longitudinal fasciculus, cortico-spinal tract, frontal aslant tract and anterior body of the corpus callosum.
En el mismo ano de 1645 veria de nuevo la luz un curioso libro--Facetiae facetiarum, hoc est, Ioco-seriorum fasciculus novus: exhibens varia variorum autorum scripta, non tam lectu jucunda & jocosa: amoena & amanda, quam lectu vere digna & utilia, multisve moralibus ad mores seculi nostri accommadata, illustrata, & adornata (Pathopoli, apud Gelastinum Severum)--cuyo titulo presentaba como reclamo el caracter jocoserio de sus disputationes, escritas en "un latin de universitarios entregados y entrenados a la facecia seudoculta" (Etienvre 239).
The necrosis of medial fasciculus gracilis is also found in some studies.
13) Closed head trauma, where the back of the head is the first point of contact, may result in damage to the fasciculus of the trochlear nerve as it exits the dorsal aspect of the brain stem, leading to trochlear (IV) nerve palsy.
It has also been demonstrated, that the duration of MMP was associated with declining diffusion tensor image (DTI) indices in the superior longitudinal fasciculus and para-hippocampus (Lin et al.
Language centers are localized to the dominant hemisphere's perisylvian region, most commonly the left hemisphere, involving the posterior inferior frontal region, posterior superior temporal gyrus, and the connecting fibers of the arcuate fasciculus.
Uncinate fasciculus connectivity in patients with psychogenic nonepileptic seizures: A preliminary diffusion tensor tractography study.
In these imaging studies, only the children with autism showed impairment in the inferior fronto-occipital fasciculi (IFOF), the inferior longitudinal fasciculus (ILF), the fusiform-amygdala, and the fusiform-hippocampus tracts, which are significant tracts for social-emotional processing.