fas·cia | \ senses 1 and 3 are usually ˈfā-sh(ē-)ə, sense 2 is usually ˈfa- \
plural fasciae\senses 1 and 3 are usually ˈfā-shē-ˌē, sense 2 is usually ˈfa- \ or fascias

Definition of fascia 

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 \ˈfā-sh(ē-)ə \ , British : the dashboard of an automobile

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fascial \ˈfa-sh(ē-)əl \ adjective

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Wilson was on the disabled list from May 8 to June 7 with a left plantar fascia strain. George Sipple, Detroit Free Press, "Detroit Tigers' Alex Wilson blames Rogers Centre mound for calf strain," 30 June 2018 Running can also cause microscopic tears in the plantar fascia. Markham Heid, Time, "You Asked: What’s the Best Way to Treat Plantar Fasciitis?," 27 June 2018 The fascia gets lower and seemingly wider with a long bottom lip flanked by fog lights. Robert Duffer, chicagotribune.com, "Review: 2019 Volkswagen Jetta is betta’, inside and out," 22 May 2018 The first stop is a zimarra, fascia and zucchetto (a caped version of the long soutane, a belt and skullcap) worn by John Paul II. Rosemary Feitelberg | Wwd, latimes.com, "The Met’s Costume Institute unveils ‘Heavenly Bodies’ exhibition during preview before the Met Gala," 7 May 2018 Along with rest, Williams recommends stretches that target the calf, Achilles, and plantar fascia—like pulling the toes back toward the shin. Markham Heid, Time, "You Asked: What’s the Best Way to Treat Plantar Fasciitis?," 27 June 2018 These changes were made to give the Accord a more-premium look, highlighted by shorter overhangs, a bold front fascia, a long and low hood, and a visual center of gravity closer to the rear wheels, Honda said. G. Chambers Williams Iii, Houston Chronicle, "Honda Accord debuts for 2018 with its first-ever turbocharged engines," 15 June 2018 Ribbon boards will surround the court on all four sides along the seating fascia. Tom Groeschen, Cincinnati.com, "Cincinnati Bearcats: Renovated Fifth Third Arena to feature new video boards," 15 June 2018 The carved-wood fascia, stained glass and rotundas give the home a distinct appearance. Lauren Beale, latimes.com, "Vintage SoCal: An original from the dawn of Venice of America," 18 May 2018

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First Known Use of fascia

1563, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for fascia

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

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English Language Learners 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)


fas·cia | \ˈfash-(ē-)ə also ˈfāsh-\
plural fasciae\-ē-ˌē \ or fascias

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

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fascial \-(ē-)əl \ adjective

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