fas·​cia | \ senses 1 and 3 are usually ˈfā-sh(ē-)ə How to pronounce fascia (audio) , sense 2 is usually ˈfa- How to pronounce fascia (audio) \
plural fasciae\ senses 1 and 3 are usually  ˈfā-​shē-​ˌē How to pronounce fascia (audio) , 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 How to pronounce fascia (audio) \, British : the dashboard of an automobile

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Other Words from fascia

fascial \ ˈfa-​sh(ē-​)əl How to pronounce fascia (audio) \ adjective

Examples of fascia in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Only the front fascia, badges, and maybe wheels separate the BRZ from its Toyota—and Scion—sibling. Car and Driver, "2013 Subaru BRZ First Drive," 18 Nov. 2020 When bisected by a European license plate, the M4 looks like someone copied and pasted the upper grille into the lower fascia. Jens Meiners, Car and Driver, "2021 BMW M4 Competition Excels Where It Counts," 10 Mar. 2021 Take the section of fascia in front of the passenger. Howard Walker, Robb Report, "The 2021 Rolls-Royce Ghost: Everything We Know About the Marque’s Most Spirited Model to Date," 9 Mar. 2021 Besides that, the GT73 should look similar to the current top-spec GT63 S with a gloss black front fascia. Connor Hoffman, Car and Driver, "Mercedes-AMG Confirms Higher-Performance GT Four-Door Hybrid," 2 Mar. 2021 It is often treated with a surgery called a fasciotomy, in which surgeons cut the fascia to help relieve the pressure, per the U.S. National Library of Medicine. Carolyn L. Todd, SELF, "Tiger Woods Is Recovering From Multiple Bone Fractures After Car Accident," 24 Feb. 2021 The rear fascia is also revised, with S and JCW models getting an aggressive-looking diffuser. Joey Capparella, Car and Driver, "2022 Mini Cooper Lineup Benefits from Sharper Looks, More Features," 26 Jan. 2021 There are a few small N Line badges scattered about and a new front fascia with three large air intakes. Scott Oldham, Car and Driver, "2021 Hyundai Sonata N Line Powers Up the Family Sedan," 23 Nov. 2020 According to WebMD, plantar fasciitis is a painful inflammation of the thick band of tissue (also called a fascia) at the bottom of the foot that runs from the heel to the toes. Orion Sang, Detroit Free Press, "Michigan basketball's Austin Davis out indefinitely with plantar fascia injury," 11 Dec. 2020

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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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25 Apr 2021

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“Fascia.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fascia. Accessed 6 May. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of fascia

technical : 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 How to pronounce fascia (audio) \ 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

Other Words from fascia

fascial \ -​(ē-​)əl How to pronounce fascia (audio) \ adjective

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