Definitions for fasciaˈfæʃ i ə for 1, 3–5 ; ˈfeɪ ʃə for 2 ; ˈfæʃ iˌi

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

fas•ci•a*ˈfæʃ i ə for 1, 3–5 ; ˈfeɪ ʃə for 2 ; ˈfæʃ iˌi(n.)(pl.)fas•ci•ae; fas•cias

  1. Also called fas′cia board`.

    Category: Common Vocabulary, British

    Ref: facia .

  2. one of a series of horizontal bands, each projecting beyond the one below to form the architrave in the Ionic and Corinthian orders. any relatively broad, flat horizontal surface on a building, as the outer edge of a cornice.

    Category: Architecture

  3. a band or sheath of connective tissue covering, supporting, or connecting the muscles or internal organs of the body. tissue of this kind.

    Category: Anatomy, Zoology

  4. Zool., Bot. a distinctly marked band of color.

    Category: Zoology, Botany

* for 1, 3–5 ;(fā′shəz) for 2 ..

Origin of fascia:

1555–65; < L: band, bandage; akin to fasces

fas′ci•al(adj.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. fascia, facia(noun)

    a sheet or band of fibrous connective tissue separating or binding together muscles and organs etc

  2. dashboard, fascia(noun)

    instrument panel on an automobile or airplane containing dials and controls

Wiktionary

  1. fascia(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.

  2. fascia(Noun)

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

  3. fascia(Noun)

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

  4. fascia(Noun)

    A broad well-defined band of color.

  5. fascia(Noun)

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

  6. fascia(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.

  7. fascia(Noun)

    A dashboard.

  8. Origin: From fascia. Related to fasces, from Proto-Indo-European bʰasko- "band, bundle".

Webster Dictionary

  1. Fascia(noun)

    a band, sash, or fillet; especially, in surgery, a bandage or roller

  2. Fascia(noun)

    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

  3. Fascia(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

  4. Fascia(noun)

    a broad well-defined band of color

Freebase

  1. Fascia

    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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Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

headband(noun)

a strip of material worn round the head to keep one's hair off one's face.

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