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fascia

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noun fas·cia \1 & 3 are usually ˈfā-sh(ē-)ə, 2 is usually ˈfa-\

Simple Definition of fascia

  • : a long, thin board that covers the area where a wall joins a roof

  • medical : a sheet of tissue that covers or connects parts inside the body (such as muscles)

Full Definition of fascia

plural fas·ci·aeplay \-shē-ˌē\ or fas·cias

  1. 1 :  a flat usually horizontal member of a building having the form of a flat band or broad fillet: as a :  a flat piece used as a molding b :  a horizontal piece (as a board) covering the joint between the top of a wall and the projecting eaves —called also fascia board c :  a nameplate over the front of a shop

  2. 2 :  a sheet of connective tissue covering or binding together body structures (as muscles); also :  tissue of this character

  3. 3 or fa·cia play \ˈfā-sh(ē-)ə\ British :  the dashboard of an automobile

fas·cial play \ˈfa-sh(ē-)əl\ adjective

Origin of fascia

Italian, from Latin, band, bandage; akin to Middle Irish basc necklace


First Known Use: 1563

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Medical Dictionary

noun fas·cia \ˈfash-(ē-)ə also ˈfāsh-\

Medical Definition of fascia

plural fas·ci·ae \-ē-ˌē\play play or fas·cias

  1. :  a sheet of connective tissue (as an aponeurosis) covering or binding together body structures; also :  tissue occurring in such a sheet—see deep fascia, superficial fascia

  2. fas·cial \-(ē-)əl\play adjective




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