Definitions for fasciaˈfæʃ i ə for 1, 3–5 ; ˈfeɪ ʃə for 2 ; ˈfæʃ iˌi
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a sheet or band of fibrous connective tissue separating or binding together muscles and organs etc
instrument panel on an automobile or airplane containing dials and controls
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.
A face or front cover of an appliance, especially of a mobile phone.
A flat band or broad fillet; especially, one of the three bands which make up the architrave, in the Ionic order.
A broad well-defined band of color.
A band, sash, or fillet; especially, in surgery, a bandage or roller.
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.
Origin: From fascia. Related to fasces, from Proto-Indo-European bʰasko- "band, bundle".
a band, sash, or fillet; especially, in surgery, a bandage or roller
a flat member of an order or building, like a flat band or broad fillet; especially, one of the three bands which make up the architrave, in the Ionic order. See Illust. of Column
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
a broad well-defined band of color
Origin: [L., a band: cf. It. fascia. See Fasces, and cf. Fess.]
A fascia is a layer of fibrous tissue. A fascia is a structure of connective tissue that surrounds muscles, groups of muscles, blood vessels, and nerves, binding some structures together, while permitting others to slide smoothly over each other. Various kinds of fascia may be distinguished. They are classified according to their distinct layers, their functions and their anatomical location: superficial fascia, deep fascia, and visceral fascia. Like ligaments, aponeuroses, and tendons, fasciae are dense regular connective tissues, containing closely packed bundles of collagen fibers oriented in a wavy pattern parallel to the direction of pull. Fasciae are consequently flexible structures able to resist great unidirectional tension forces until the wavy pattern of fibers has been straightened out by the pulling force. These collagen fibers are produced by the fibroblasts located within the fascia. Fasciae are similar to ligaments and tendons as they are all made of collagen except that ligaments join one bone to another bone, tendons join muscle to bone and fasciae surround muscles or other structures.
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