from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The act of binding up or fastening, as with bandages.
- n. The manner in which something is bound up or fastened.
- n. Botany An abnormal flattening or coalescence of stems, as in broccoli.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The binding-up of a limb etc. with bandages.
- n. A bandage.
- n. The process or state of being fasciated.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The act or manner of binding up; bandage; also, the condition of being fasciated.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The act or manner of binding with fasciæ specifically, a bandaging.
- n. That with which something is bound; a fascia.
- n. In botany, a malformation in plants, in which a stem or branch becomes expanded into a flat, ribbon-like shape, as if several stems were laterally coalescent in one plane.
- n. In zoology, marking with fasciæ; barring, banding, or transverse striping.
In this way it is probable that what is termed fasciation is brought about.
The Transition Zone in this region comprises a strong Mexican fasciation, including Chihuahua pine (Pinus leiophylla) and Apache pine (P. engelmannii) and unique varieties of ponderosa pine (P. ponderosa var. arizonica).
-- This curious monstrosity owes its origin to fasciation similar to what occurs in the
Wigand mentions an instance in _Digitalis lutea_, where the upper part of the stem was divided into six or seven racemes; possibly this was a case of fasciation, but such a division of the inflorescence is by no means uncommon in the spicate species of _Veronica_.
In some species of _Artabotrys_, indeed, fasciation and curvation of the inflorescence are common.
The last objection that Moquin raises to the opinion that fasciation is the result of a grafting process is, that in such a case, examples should be found wherein the branches are incompletely fused, and where on a transverse section traces of the medullary canals belonging to each branch should be visible.
If we exclude instances of fasciation, _i. e._ where several branches are fused together and flattened, we must admit that this flattening does not occur very often as a teratological appearance.
The list which is appended is intended to show those plants in which fasciation has been most frequently observed.
Frequently also this condition is associated with fasciation, or, at least, with a distended or dilated state.
Cohesion of the leaves frequently accompanies the union of the branches and fasciation as might have been anticipated.