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
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|Casey Schwartz|May 18, 2012|DAILY BEAST
The soul of man with all the streams of pure living water seems to dwell in the fascia of his body.
Throw overboard all dead weights from fascia and wake up the forces of the excretories.
Take care that this incision merely divides the skin, and does not penetrate beyond the fascia.
The first incision should divide the skin, superficial fascia, and fat, quite down to the fascia lata.
The patient is rounded in chest, abdomen, face and limbs by congestion of the fascia and all of the lymphatic glands.
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.