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superficial fascia

noun

Definition of superficial fascia

  1. :  the thin layer of loose fatty connective tissue underlying the skin and binding it to the parts beneath —called also hypodermis



1876

First Known Use of superficial fascia

1876


Medical Dictionary

superficial fascia

noun

Medical Definition of superficial fascia

  1. :  the thin layer of loose fatty connective tissue underlying the dermis and binding it to the parts beneath—called also hypodermis, tela subcutanea; compare deep fascia




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