What is a fascicle?

What is a fascicle? Here are some definitions.

  1. A bundle or cluster.
  2. A bundle of skeletal muscle fibers surrounded by connective tissue.
  3. (botany) A cluster of flowers or leaves, such as the bundles of the thin leaves (or needles) of pines.
  4. (botany) A discrete bundle of vascular tissue.
  5. A discrete section of a book issued or published separately.
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When the last fascicle was published in April 1928, it completed a ten-volume dictionary documenting over 400,000 words and phrases.
Therefore if absolute certainty is required, a fascicle of triquetral leaves is best determined by actual count.
The cross-section of a cotyledon is, therefore, a triangle whose angles vary with the number composing the fascicle.
It can be recognized at once by the connate leaves that form the fascicle or by the remarkable stout curved peduncle of its cone.
After 14 years, the long-awaited sequel to the second edition of the fascicle Tumors of the Gallbladder and Extrahepatic Bile Ducts has arrived.
No fascicle of five leaves, that I have examined, is equally apportioned among its five members.

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