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Wednesday, October 13

Fascicle

[FAS-ə-kəl]

Part of speech: noun

Origin: Latin, 15th century

1.

A separately published installment of a book or other printed work.

2.

(Anatomy and biology) a bundle of structures, such as nerve or muscle fibers or conducting vessels in plants.

Examples of Fascicle in a sentence

"Mae wanted to study how different groups of fascicles in mammals function."

"“Great Expectations” was originally published as sequential fascicles in a literary magazine."

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About Fascicle

This word stems from the ​​Latin “fasciculus,” the diminutive of “fascis,” meaning “bundle.”

Did you Know?

Charles Dickens started the serialized fascicle trend when he published “Pickwick Papers” in 20 parts between 1836 and 1837. Soon, other Victorian-era novelists were following suit. In England, these part-issue installments cost a shilling, making fiction affordable to an entirely new class of readers for the first time.

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