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

Examples of fascia in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The entire front fascia is wider and lower, and the wider body up front and in the rear is clearly visible. Laura Sky Brown, Car and Driver, "This Is the Next BMW M4, Revealed in Leaked Photo," 5 June 2020 An exterior reskin brings redesigned LED headlights, vertical chrome fins in the grille instead of the old diamond-block pattern, and a more aggressive-looking lower fascia. Eric Stafford, Car and Driver, "Tested: 2020 Mercedes-AMG GLC43 Coupe Proves to be Fun If Odd-Looking," 11 June 2020 The front fascia is a little different around the fog lights, there's a shiny black plastic grille, and the rear bumper is slightly different, too. Jonathan M. Gitlin, Ars Technica, "The 2020 Honda CR-V Hybrid gets highly disappointing gas mileage," 10 June 2020 There's a spoiler, aero-look sill panels resembling something pulled off an IMSA GT car, a bit at the bottom of the front fascia that suggests a splitter, and black wheels. Jared Gall, Car and Driver, "2020 Toyota Camry TRD: Family Car or Track Star?," 14 Feb. 2020 Like other recovery methods, there’s a lot of mixed evidence over massages, which work to reduce the tension of the muscle’s fascia. Claire Maldarelli, Popular Science, "What actually works for muscle recovery—and what doesn’t," 17 Jan. 2019 Frontalis slings attach sutures to the forehead and the eyelid itself to raise it; the sling can be created with silicone or with fascia from your body, typically found in the thigh. Allure, "Everything You Should Know About Ptosis," 15 Mar. 2020 This concept has an updated, more rugged fascia, underbody protection, and a white and black two-tone paint job. Connor Hoffman, Car and Driver, "Renault Alpine A110 Mid-Engine Sports Car Now Has a Rally Concept," 29 Jan. 2020 This helps with exfoliation, detoxification and improving circulation, which improves fascia fitness. People Staff, PEOPLE.com, "Get Inspired by These Incredible Weight Loss Transformations," 30 Dec. 2019

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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.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fascia. Accessed 11 Aug. 2020.

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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 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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