superficial fascia

noun

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

called also hypodermis

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Word History

First Known Use

1824, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of superficial fascia was in 1824

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“Superficial fascia.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/superficial%20fascia. Accessed 4 Oct. 2022.

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Medical Definition

superficial fascia

noun

: 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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