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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.]
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n, pl -li (-ˌlaɪ)
(Anatomy) another name for fascicle2, fascicule
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(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]
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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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Significant inverse correlations were found between the score on the self-rated version of the apathy subscore of FrSBe and FA measures (p <.05, TFCE corrected) in the left superior longitudinal fasciculus, in the right and left inferior longitudinal fasciculus, in the left fronto-occipital fasciculus, in the left uncinate fasciculus, in the left anterior cingulum bundle, and in the left thalamus (Figure 2).
In a DTI study, FA values of uncinate fasciculus and cingulum were found to be positively correlated with the aerobic fitness level of the subjects [37].
Fitness was also associated with the integrity of the uncinate fasciculus, which is involved in memory [20].
The WM bundles that have been most frequently observed to be affected in SZ include the corpus callosum (CC), anterior cingulum (AC), uncinate fasciculus (UF), fornix (FX), and superior longitudinal fasciculus (SLF) [14-18].