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fas·cic·u·lus

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

[Latin, fascicle; see fascicle.]
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fasciculus

(fəˈsɪkjʊləs)
n, pl -li (-ˌlaɪ)
(Anatomy) another name for fascicle2, fascicule
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fas•ci•cle

(ˈfæs ɪ kəl)

n.
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]
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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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Segmentation of the inferior longitudinal fasciculus in the human brain: A white matter dissection and diffusion tensor tractography study.
The Benjamini-Hochberg correction significance level for the 20 P values was 0.00526 and, under this correction, two FA remained statistically significant: the left inferior fronto-occipital fasciculus (IFOF) and left inferior longitudinal fasciculus (ILF).
Finally, a third cross-sectional study of binge drinking adolescents and concomitant binge drinking and substance using adolescents found that binge drinking adolescents, again, had lower FA than control subjects in eight different regions, including the superior corona radiata (SCR), inferior longitudinal fasciculus, superior longitudinal fasciculus (SLF), inferior fronto-occipital fasciculus (IFOF), and cerebellar peduncle.

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