- any of the sections of a book being brought out in installments prior to its publication in completed form
- a small bundle
- Bot. a small tuft or cluster of fibers, leaves, stems, roots, etc.
Origin of fascicleMiddle English ; from Old French ; from Classical Latin fasciculus, diminutive of fascis: see fasces
- A small bundle.
- One of the parts of a book published in separate sections. Also called fascicule.
- Botany A bundle or cluster of stems, flowers, or leaves.
- See fasciculus.
Origin of fascicleLatin fasciculus, diminutive of fascis, bundle.
- A bundle or cluster.
- (anatomy): A bundle of skeletal muscle fibers surrounded by connective tissue.
- (botany): A cluster of flowers or leaves, such as the bundles of the thin leaves (needles) of pines.
- (botany): A discrete bundle of vascular tissue.
- A discrete section of a book issued or published separately.
From Latin fasciculus, a diminutive of fascis ‘bundle’ (see also fasces).