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Showing abnormal fusion of parts or organs, resulting in a flattened ribbon-like structure.
- ‘The fasciated stem extended in one plane, and the phyllotaxy of floral primordia was irregular.’
- ‘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).’
- ‘Look for a plant with a lot of these branches, as some plants are more heavily fasciated than others.’
- ‘They take cutting material from it and produce completely fasciated plants, such as the Stags Horn Ash and the conifer Cryptomeria japonica fasciata.’
Mid 18th century (in the sense ‘banded’): from Latin fasciatus (past participle of fasciare ‘swathe’, from fascia ‘band’) + -ed.
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