Pronunciation: (fash"ē-ā'shun), [key]
1. the act of binding up or bandaging.
2. the process of becoming fasciate.
3. the resulting state.
4. an abnormality in a plant, in which a stem enlarges into a flat, ribbonlike shape resembling several stems fused together.
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