Definitions of fascicle
  1. noun
    an installment of a printed work
    synonyms: fascicule
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    type of:
    installment, instalment
    a part of a published serial
  2. noun
    a bundle of fibers (especially nerve fibers)
    synonyms: fasciculus, fiber bundle, fibre bundle
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    fornix, trigonum cerebrale
    an arched bundle of white fibers at the base of the brain by which the hippocampus of each hemisphere projects to the contralateral hippocampus and to the thalamus and mamillary bodies
    nerve, nervus
    any bundle of nerve fibers running to various organs and tissues of the body
    efferent, efferent nerve, motor nerve
    a nerve that conveys impulses toward or to muscles or glands
    afferent, afferent nerve, sensory nerve
    a nerve that passes impulses from receptors toward or to the central nervous system
    cranial nerve
    any of the 12 paired nerves that originate in the brain stem
    depressor, depressor nerve
    any nerve whose activity tends to reduce the activity or tone of the body part it serves
    musculospiral nerve, nervus radialis, radial nerve
    largest branch of the brachial plexus; extends down the humerus to the lateral epicondyle where it divides into one branch that goes to the skin on the back of the hand and another that goes to the underlying extensor muscles
    splanchnic nerve
    any of several nerves of the sympathetic part of the autonomic nervous system that innervate viscera and blood vessels
    nervus ischiadicus, sciatic nerve
    arises from the sacral plexus and passes about halfway down the thigh where it divides into the common peroneal and tibial nerves
    nervus saphenus, saphenous nerve
    a branch of the femoral nerve that supplies cutaneous branches to the inner aspect of the leg and foot
    cubital nerve, nervus ulnaris, ulnar nerve
    a nerve running along the inner side of the arm and passing near the elbow; supplies intrinsic muscles of the hand and the skin of the medial side of the hand
    nervus spinalis, spinal nerve
    any of the 31 pairs of nerves emerging from each side of the spinal cord (each attached to the cord by two roots: ventral and dorsal)
    type of:
    nerve tissue, nervous tissue
    tissue composed of neurons
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