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fas·tig·i·ate(fă-stĭj′ē-ĭt) also fas·tig·i·at·ed (-ē-ā′tĭd)
Having erect, clustered, almost parallel branches, as in the Lombardy poplar.
[Medieval Latin fastīgiātus, high, from Latin fastīgium, apex, height.]
fastigiate(fæˈstɪdʒɪɪt; -ˌeɪt) or
1. (Botany) (of plants) having erect branches, often appearing to form a single column with the stem
2. (Zoology) (of parts or organs) united in a tapering group
[C17: from Medieval Latin fastīgiātus lofty, from Latin fastīgium height]
fas•tig•i•ate(fæˈstɪdʒ i ɪt, -ˌeɪt)
1. rising to a pointed top.
2. Bot. erect and parallel, as branches.
[1655–65; < Latin fastīgi(um) height, highest point + -ate1]
fastigiate- Means "sloping up to a point."
See also related terms for sloping.
A form of growth where the branches grow up vertically almost parallel to the main stem.
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