fascia

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noun fas·cia \senses 1 and 3 are usually ˈfā-sh(ē-)ə, sense 2 is usually ˈfa-\

Definition of fascia

plural

fasciae

play play \senses 1 and 3 are usually ˈfā-shē-ˌē, sense 2 is usually ˈfa-\ or

fascias

  1. 1 :  a flat usually horizontal member of a building having the form of a flat band or broad fillet: such asa :  a flat piece used as a moldingb :  a horizontal piece (such as a board) covering the joint between the top of a wall and the projecting eaves —called also fascia boardc :  a nameplate over the front of a shop

  2. 2 :  a sheet of connective tissue covering or binding together body structures (such as muscles); also :  tissue of this character

  3. 3 or faciaplay \ˈfā-sh(ē-)ə\ British :  the dashboard of an automobile

fascial

play \ˈfa-sh(ē-)əl\ adjective

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Origin and Etymology of fascia

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

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FASCIA Defined for English Language Learners

fascia

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Definition of fascia for English Language Learners

  • : 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)


Medical Dictionary

noun fas·cia \ˈfash-(ē-)ə also ˈfāsh-\

Medical Definition of fascia

plural

fasciae

\-ē-ˌē\play play or

fascias

  1. :  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

fascial

\-(ē-)əl\play adjective

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