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.
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.
- fas·ci·al, adjective
- sub·fas·ci·al, adjective
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How to use fascia in a sentence
You also may begin to feel the springiness of your plantar fascia and achilles tendons that allows us to hop, jump, and run with elasticity.
The seats, dashboard, arm rests, door panels, plastic fascias, headliner, and other surfaces can all play a part due to the material choice and manufacturing procedure.
Deep-tissue massage requires a massager that can reach into the deepest muscle layers and fascia, the muscles’ connective tissues.Best back massager: Target your sore spots and release that tension for sweet relief | Irena Collaku | August 12, 2021 | Popular-Science
In some cases, muscle soreness can be brought on by tightened fascia, and pressing on it is meant to relax that grip.What actually works for muscle recovery—and what doesn’t | empire | June 19, 2021 | Popular-Science
Like other recovery methods, there’s a lot of mixed evidence over massages, which work to reduce the tension of the muscle’s fascia.What actually works for muscle recovery—and what doesn’t | empire | June 19, 2021 | Popular-Science
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 | THE DAILY BEAST
Valve as in type, but with a transverse fascia; stri, 10 in 10 , curved or bent near the ends.The Diatomaceae of Philadelphia and Vicinity | Charles Sumner Boyer
In some forms the fascia is marked by very faint, short stri on the margin.The Diatomaceae of Philadelphia and Vicinity | Charles Sumner Boyer
We now have exposed to view the glistening white fascia of the arm, which must be incised cautiously for about an inch.Diseases of the Horse's Foot | Harry Caulton Reeks
Primary union of the small surgical wound of the skin and fascia occurs in forty-eight hours.Lameness of the Horse | John Victor Lacroix
The chief physiological antagonistics of the glutei are the quadriceps femoris and tensor fascia lata.Lameness of the Horse | John Victor Lacroix
British Dictionary definitions for fascia
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
- fascial or facial, adjective
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Scientific definitions for fascia
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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