fascia

noun
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 fasciae (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 facia (audio) \, British : the dashboard of an automobile

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Other Words from fascia

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

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The screens themselves are LCDs dressed with a new fascia, though the original tube displays have been saved and preserved elsewhere. Lee Hutchinson, Ars Technica, "NASA’s restored Apollo Mission Control is a slice of ’60s life, frozen in amber," 28 June 2019 Kylei’s swollen leg led them to wonder whether the bacteria had gone deep enough to enter the fascia of her muscles, causing the tissue to die. Indianapolis Star, "She scraped her big toe on her skateboard. Then this Mooresville girl nearly died.," 26 June 2019 Recessed fog lights and a split fascia flare out to pronounced wheel arches clad in black. Robert Duffer, chicagotribune.com, "2017 Jeep Compass Trailhawk better off road than on," 14 Nov. 2017 The corners of the lower front fascia have stylish scoops that lend a sporty touch. Houston Chronicle, "Range Rover Evoque gets added finesse, mild-hybrid versions," 14 June 2019 Dark accents for the grille and rear fascia combine with quad exhaust tips and painted brake calipers to set the V apart visually. Joey Capparella, Car and Driver, "The Cadillac CT5-V Is Here with 355 HP, but We're Still Waiting for the Real V Model," 30 May 2019 Plantar fasciitis is inflammation of the plantar fascia, the thick band of connective tissue that runs along the bottom of your foot, from the base of your toes all the way to your heel bone. Emilia Benton, SELF, "How I Treated My Plantar Fasciitis in Time to Run My Best Marathon Yet," 8 May 2019 Other differences to the Si style are a wider, taller fascia same as the Civic hatchback, 18-inch wheels from the Sport Touring trim of the hatch, and a rear spoiler that is different than the hatch. Robert Duffer, chicagotribune.com, "Best affordable sports car? 2017 Honda Civic Si," 7 Sep. 2017 Body sculptors claim that tight fascia also traps fat, adding inches and preventing definition. Emily Listfield, Harper's BAZAAR, "The New Body Sculptors," 1 June 2017

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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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fascia

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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)

fascia

noun
fas·​cia | \ ˈfash-(ē-)ə also ˈfāsh-\
plural fasciae\ -​ē-​ˌē How to pronounce fasciae (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 fascial (audio) \ adjective

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