Definition of Fascia

1. Noun. A sheet or band of fibrous connective tissue separating or binding together muscles and organs etc.

Exact synonyms: Facia
Generic synonyms: Connective Tissue
Specialized synonyms: Aponeurosis

2. Noun. Instrument panel on an automobile or airplane containing dials and controls.
Exact synonyms: Dashboard
Generic synonyms: Board, Control Board, Control Panel, Instrument Panel, Panel
Geographical relationships: Britain

Definition of Fascia

1. n. A band, sash, or fillet; especially, in surgery, a bandage or roller.

Definition of Fascia

1. Noun. A wide band of material covering the ends of roof rafters, sometimes supporting a gutter in steep-slope roofing, but typically it is a border or trim in low-slope roofing. ¹

2. Noun. A face or front cover of an appliance, especially of a mobile phone. ¹

3. Noun. A flat band or broad fillet; especially, one of the three bands which make up the architrave, in the Ionic order. ¹

4. Noun. A broad well-defined band of color. ¹

5. Noun. A band, sash, or fillet; especially, in surgery, a bandage or roller. ¹

6. Noun. The layer of loose tissue, often containing fat, immediately beneath the skin; the stronger layer of connective tissue covering and investing all muscles; an aponeurosis. ¹

7. Noun. (U.K.) A dashboard. ¹

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Definition of Fascia

1. a broad and distinct band of color [n -CIAE or -CIAS] : FASCIAL, FASCIATE [adj]

Medical Definition of Fascia

1. The flat layers of fibrous tissue that separate differnet layers of tissue. (16 Dec 1997)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Fascia

fascia (current term)
fascia adherens
fascia antebrachii
fascia axillaris
fascia brachii
fascia buccopharyngea
fascia cervicalis
fascia cervicalis profunda
fascia cinerea
fascia clavipectoralis
fascia cribrosa
fascia cruris

Literary usage of Fascia

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1. Anatomy, Descriptive and Surgical by Henry Gray (1901)
"It pierces the anterior layer of the sheath of the vessels, and, becoming superficial by passing through the fascia lata, it supplies the skin of the ..."

2. Anatomy, Descriptive and Surgical: Descriptive and Surgical by Henry Gray (1897)
"The superficial fascia forms a continuous layer over the whole of the thigh, consisting of areolar tissue, containing in its meshes much fat, and capable of ..."

3. Medical Lexicon: A Dictionary of Medical Science : Containing a Concise by Robley Dunglison (1868)
"The of the fascia lata; so called g pierced by numerous openings for the passage of lymphatic vessels. sieve-like portion from its being pic fascia DENTA'TA ..."

4. Anatomy, Descriptive and Applied by Henry Gray (1913)
"The Pectoralis major is in relation by its anterior surface with the integument, the superficial fascia, the Platysma, the anterior and middle ..."

5. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1856)
"The deep perineal fascia, or triangular ligament, as it is sometimes called, is described generally as a strong triangular portion of fascia, consisting of ..."

6. Cunningham's Manual of Practical Anatomy by Daniel John Cunningham, Arthur Robinson (1914)
"at a short distance from the vein, the iliac portion of the fascia lata suddenly becomes thinner. The sudden thinning indicates the position of the lateral ..."

7. Anatomy of the Cat by Jacob Ellsworth Reighard, Herbert Spencer Jennings (1901)
"The superficial one is a continuation of the general subcutaneous fascia of the arm ... On the medial side of the arm the fascia passes smoothly over the ..."

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