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Pronunciation:  'fasheeu

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WordNet Dictionary
 Definition: [n]  a sheet or band of fibrous connective tissue separating or binding together muscles and organs etc
 Synonyms: facia
 See Also: aponeurosis, connective tissue



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Fas"ci*a\, n.; pl. {Fasci[ae]}. [L., a band: cf. It.
fascia. See {Fasces}, and cf. {Fess}.]
1. A band, sash, or fillet; especially, in surgery, a bandage
   or roller.

2. (Arch.) 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. (Anat.) The layer of loose tissue, often containing fat,
   immediately beneath the skin; the stronger layer of
   connective tissue covering and investing all muscles; an

4. (Zo["o]l.) A broad well-defined band of color.

Medical Dictionary
 Definition: Sheet of thick-fiber tissue which surrounds the body beneath the skin. Fascia also encloses muscles. Inflammation of the fascia is referred to as fasciitis.
Biology Dictionary
 Definition: Fascia is a fibrous membrane of connective tissue (tissue that is not part of an organ, but supports and binds organs and other tissues) separating muscles, tendons, and bones.
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