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

: 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)

plural fas·ci·ae\-shē-ˌē\ or fas·cias

Full Definition of FASCIA

:  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
:  a sheet of connective tissue covering or binding together body structures (as muscles); also :  tissue of this character
or fa·cia \ˈfā-sh(ē-)ə\ British :  the dashboard of an automobile
fas·cial \ˈfa-sh(ē-)əl\ adjective

Origin of FASCIA

Italian, from Latin, band, bandage; akin to Middle Irish basc necklace
First Known Use: 1563

Other Architecture Terms

buttress, casita, cornice, fanlight, garret, lintel, parapet, pilaster, plinth

Rhymes with FASCIA


noun \ˈfash-(ē-)ə also ˈfāsh-\   (Medical Dictionary)
plural fas·ci·ae \-ē-ˌē\ or fas·cias

Medical Definition of FASCIA

: 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
fas·cial \-(ē-)əl\ adjective


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