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fas·ci·at·ed(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.]
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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]
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fas•ci•ate(ˈfæʃ iˌeɪt, -i ɪt)
1. bound with a band, fillet, or bandage.
2. Bot. abnormally compressed into a band or bundle, as stems grown together.
a. composed of bundles.
b. bound together in a bundle.
c. marked with a band or bands.
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