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