Fascia definitions

făsh'ē-ə
A sheet or band of fibrous connective tissue enveloping, separating, or binding together muscles, organs, and other soft structures of the body.
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A broad and distinct band of color.
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A flat horizontal band or member between moldings, especially in a classical entablature.
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The shape or styling of the front or rear end of an automobile.
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The dashboard of a motor vehicle.
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A flat strip; band; fillet.
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A thin layer of connective tissue covering, supporting, or connecting the muscles or inner organs of the body.
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A flat, horizontal band or board.
  • One of two or three making up an architrave.
  • One covering the outer edge of the eaves.
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A distinct band of color.
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Fascia is defined as a flat piece of material (usually made of wood) that covers the ends of rafters, or a sheath of fibrous tissue that covers muscles or organs.

A flat piece of wood material covering the end of a rafter is an example of fascia.

A sheath covering a muscle is an example of fascia.

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A broad and distinct band of color.
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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.
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A flat band or broad fillet; especially, one of the three bands which make up the architrave, in the Ionic order.
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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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A face or front cover of an appliance, especially of a mobile phone.
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A broad well-defined band of color.
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A band, sash, or fillet; especially, in surgery, a bandage or roller.
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A sash worn by certain members of the Catholic and Anglican churches.
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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.
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(UK) A dashboard.
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Origin of fascia

From Latin fascia (“a band, bandage, swathe”). Related to fascēs (“bundle of rods containing an axe with the blade projecting”), from Proto-Indo-European bʰasko- "band, bundle".