Pronunciation: (fa-stij'ē-it, -āt"), [key]
1. rising to a pointed top.
2. Zool.joined together in a tapering adhering group.
a. erect and parallel, as branches.
b. having such branches. Also,fas•tig'i•at"ed.
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