Definition of fasciated in English:


(also fasciate)

Pronunciation /ˈfaSHēˌātəd//ˈfā-/


  • 1Botany
    Showing abnormal fusion of parts or organs, resulting in a flattened, ribbonlike structure.

    • ‘The fasciated stem extended in one plane, and the phyllotaxy of floral primordia was irregular.’
    • ‘Look for a plant with a lot of these branches, as some plants are more heavily fasciated than others.’
    • ‘One out of three putative double mutants that were transferred to soil developed a fasciated stem and a structure similar to an aerial rosette (data not shown).’
    • ‘They take cutting material from it and produce completely fasciated plants, such as the Stags Horn Ash and the conifer Cryptomeria japonica fasciata.’
  • 2Zoology
    Striped or banded.


Mid 18th century (in the sense striped, banded): from Latin fasciatus (past participle of fasciare swathe from fascia band) + -ed.