- a band or fillet, as for binding the hair.
- Also called fascia board. facia.
- 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.
- Anatomy, Zoology.
- a band or sheath of connective tissue investing, supporting, or binding together internal organs or parts of the body.
- tissue of this kind.
- Zoology, Botany. a distinctly marked band of color.
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
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Historical Examples of fascia
It looks like an atom of white fibrin or detached particle of fascia.
But the fascia is the ground in which all causes of death do the destruction of life.
He of all men should know more of the fascia, and when disease is local or general.
This life is surely too short to solve the uses of the fascia in animal forms.
Disease is just as liable to begin its work in the fascia and epithelium as any other place.
- the flat surface above a shop window
- architect a flat band or surface, esp a part of an architrave or cornice
- (ˈfæʃɪə) fibrous connective tissue occurring in sheets beneath the surface of the skin and between muscles and groups of muscles
- biology a distinctive band of colour, as on an insect or plant
- British a less common name for dashboard (def. 1)
- a casing that fits over a mobile phone, with spaces for the buttons
Word Origin for fascia
1560s, from Latin fascia "a band, bandage, swathe" (see fasces). Originally in architecture; anatomical use is from 1788.
- A sheet or band of fibrous connective tissue enveloping, separating, or binding together muscles, organs, and other soft structures of the body.
- A sheet or band of fibrous connective tissue. Fascia envelops, separates, or binds together muscles, organs, and other soft structures of the body.