noun, plural fas·ci·ae [fash-ee-ee] /ˈfæʃ iˌi/ for 1, 3–5; fas·cias [fey-shuh z] /ˈfeɪ ʃəz/ for 2.
- any relatively broad, flat, horizontal surface, as the outer edge of a cornice, a stringcourse, etc.
- 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.
- a band or sheath of connective tissue investing, supporting, or binding together internal organs or parts of the body.
- tissue of this kind.
Origin of fascia
Examples from the Web for fascia
Contemporary Examples of fascia
A rare condition, it is a bacterial infection that tears through the body's fascia, destroying all tissue in its path.Necrotizing Fasciitis, Blinding Larvae & More Scary Diseases
May 18, 2012
Historical Examples of fascia
Disease is just as liable to begin its work in the fascia and epithelium as any other place.
It looks like an atom of white fibrin or detached particle of fascia.
This life is surely too short to solve the uses of the fascia in animal forms.
He of all men should know more of the fascia, and when disease is local or general.
I know of no part of the body that equals the fascia as a hunting ground.
noun plural -ciae (-ʃɪˌiː)
Word Origin for fascia
1560s, from Latin fascia "a band, bandage, swathe" (see fasces). Originally in architecture; anatomical use is from 1788.