Definition of fasciated in US English:

fasciated

(also fasciate)

adjective

Botany
  • 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.’

Origin

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

Pronunciation

fasciated

/ˈfā-/