fascia

noun fas·cia \ senses 1 and 3 are usually ˈfā-sh(ē-)ə , sense 2 is usually ˈfa- \
Updated on: 4 Dec 2017

Definition of fascia

plural fasciae play \ senses 1 and 3 are usually ˈfā-shē-ˌē, sense 2 is usually ˈfa-\ or fascias
1 : a flat usually horizontal member of a building having the form of a flat band or broad fillet: such as
a : a flat piece used as a molding
b : a horizontal piece (such 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 : a sheet of connective tissue covering or binding together body structures (such as muscles); also : tissue of this character
3 or facia play \ˈfā-sh(ē-)ə\ , British : the dashboard of an automobile

fascial

play \ˈfa-sh(ē-)əl\ adjective

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Origin and Etymology of fascia

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

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FASCIA Defined for English Language Learners

fascia

noun

Definition of fascia for English Language Learners

  • : 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)


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fascia

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

medical Definition of fascia

plural fasciae play \-ē-ˌē\ or fascias
: 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

fascial

play \-(ē-)əl\ adjective

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