Definition of Fasciculus

1. Noun. A bundle of fibers (especially nerve fibers).

Exact synonyms: Fascicle, Fiber Bundle, Fibre Bundle
Specialized synonyms: Fornix, Trigonum Cerebrale, Nerve, Nervus
Generic synonyms: Nerve Tissue, Nervous Tissue
Group relationships: Nervous System, Systema Nervosum

Definition of Fasciculus

1. n. A little bundle; a fascicle.

Definition of Fasciculus

1. Noun. (anatomy) A small bundle of nerve, muscle or tendon fibers. ¹

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Definition of Fasciculus

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Medical Definition of Fasciculus

1. Origin: L. See Fascicle. 1. A little bundle; a fascicle. 2. A division of a book. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Fasciculus

fasciculata cell
fasciculi longitudinales ligamenti cruciformis atlantis
fasciculi longitudinales pontis
fasciculi proprii
fasciculi rubroreticulares
fasciculi transversi
fasciculus (current term)
fasciculus anterior proprius
fasciculus atrioventricularis
fasciculus circumolivaris pyramidis
fasciculus corticospinalis anterior
fasciculus corticospinalis lateralis
fasciculus cuneatus
fasciculus dorsolateralis
fasciculus gracilis
fasciculus lateralis plexus brachialis
fasciculus lateralis proprius
fasciculus lenticularis
fasciculus longitudinalis dorsalis
fasciculus longitudinalis inferior
fasciculus longitudinalis medialis

Literary usage of Fasciculus

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Auk: Quarterly Journal of Ornithology by American Ornithologists' Union, Nuttall Ornithological Club (1901)
"The So-called Cancelled fasciculus of Cassin's Illustrations. or 'THE Al'K:' ... See 1853-55 and 1856, Cassin, J." There is a copy of the fasciculus in the ..."

2. A Text-book of physiology: For Medical Students and Physicians by William Henry Howell (1915)
"The fasciculus gracilis (column of Goll). 2. The fasciculus cuneatus (column of ... The fasciculus cerebrospinalis lateralis, known also as the lateral or ..."

3. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1878)
"The present fasciculus, No. VIL, only contains two plates, ... Mr. Hutchinson gives a more generous amount of letter press in this fasciculus than usual, ..."

4. The Nervous System and Its Constituent Neurones: Designed for the Use of by Lewellys Franklin Barker (1901)
"fibres—1, fasciculus gracilis ... to the cerebellum; ,<, fasciculus cerc- ... T, fibres from fasciculus lateralis which ascend on the lateral surface of the ..."

5. Manual of Human and Comparative Histology by Salomon Stricker, Henry Power (1872)
"They belong to the great system of the fasciculus arcuatus, which connects ... In addition the fasciculi (unc) of the fasciculus uncinatus are seen, ..."

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