superficial fascia

noun

Definition of superficial fascia

: the thin layer of loose fatty connective tissue underlying the dermisand binding it to the parts beneath

called also hypodermis

First Known Use of superficial fascia

1824, in the meaning defined above

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“Superficial fascia.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/superficial%20fascia. Accessed 14 Aug. 2020.

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superficial fascia

noun

Medical Definition of superficial fascia

: the thin layer of loose fatty connective tissue underlying the dermis and binding it to the parts beneath

called also hypodermis, tela subcutanea

— compare deep fascia

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