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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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 That can lead to rotting fascia boards and possibly water entering the attic. Timothy Dahl, Popular Mechanics, "How to Repair Your Gutters and Save Your Home," 16 Jan. 2019 Technically speaking, myo means muscle and fascial refers to fascia, the thin lining that wraps every muscle in the body. Lauren Valenti, Vogue, "Why This Holiday Break Is a Perfect Time to Start Foam-Rolling," 28 Dec. 2018 Exclusive to Denali is a broad and bold chrome mesh grille, which gives it a tall, wide fascia like a truck. Robert Duffer, chicagotribune.com, "Auto review: 2018 GMC Terran Denali is not the champagne of compact crossovers," 16 May 2018 Those with discerning eyes will note the model wears a fresh front fascia with new LED running lights. Greg Fink, Car and Driver, "2019 Kia Optima: Slim and Trim Changes," 29 Mar. 2018 The minivan’s front fascia receives minor alterations with exaggerated lines, edgier cuts, and a pronounced chin, while the rear gets tweaked with new chrome trim pieces and a restyled bumper. Tony Markovich, Car and Driver, "2019 Kia Sedona: Still Fetching, Still Offers a Lot," 29 Mar. 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

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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