FASCIAL

fascia

[fash-ee-uh for 1, 3–5; fey-shuh for 2]
noun, plural fasciae [fash-ee-ee] , for 1, 3–5; fascias [fey-shuhz] , for 2.
1.
a band or fillet, as for binding the hair.
2.
Also called fascia board. facia.
3.
Architecture.
a.
any relatively broad, flat, horizontal surface, as the outer edge of a cornice, a stringcourse, etc.
b.
any of a number of horizontal bands, usually three in number, each projecting beyond the one below to form the architrave in the Ionic, Corinthian, and Composite orders.
4.
Anatomy, Zoology.
a.
a band or sheath of connective tissue investing, supporting, or binding together internal organs or parts of the body.
b.
tissue of this kind.
5.
Zoology, Botany. a distinctly marked band of color.

Origin:
1555–65; < Latin: band, bandage; akin to fasces

fascial, adjective
subfascial, adjective
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fascia or facia (ˈfeɪʃɪə)
 
n , pl -ciae
1.  the flat surface above a shop window
2.  architect a flat band or surface, esp a part of an architrave or cornice
3.  fibrous connective tissue occurring in sheets beneath the surface of the skin and between muscles and groups of muscles
4.  biology a distinctive band of colour, as on an insect or plant
5.  (Brit) a less common name for dashboard
6.  a casing that fits over a mobile phone, with spaces for the buttons
 
[C16: from Latin: band: related to fascis bundle; see fasces]
 
facia or facia (ˈfeɪʃɪə, -ʃɪˌiː, ˈfæʃɪə)
 
n
 
[C16: from Latin: band: related to fascis bundle; see fasces]
 
'fascial or facia
 
adj
 
'facial or facia
 
adj

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fascia
1560s, from L. fascia, lit. "a band."
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fascia fas·ci·a (fāsh'ē-ə)
n. pl. fas·ci·ae (fāsh'ē-ē', fā'shē-ē)
A sheet or band of fibrous connective tissue enveloping, separating, or binding together muscles, organs, and other soft structures of the body.


fas'ci·al adj.
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fascia   (fāsh'ē-ə)  Pronunciation Key 
Plural fasciae (fāsh'ē-ē', fā'shē-ē)
A sheet or band of fibrous connective tissue. Fascia envelops, separates, or binds together muscles, organs, and other soft structures of the body.
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