noun, plural fasciae
[fash-ee-ee] /ˈfæʃ iˌi/ (Show IPA), for 1, 3–5; fascias
[fey-shuh z] /ˈfeɪ ʃəz/ (Show IPA), for 2.
a band or fillet, as for binding the hair.
Also called fascia board. facia.

any relatively broad, flat, horizontal surface, as the outer edge of a cornice, a stringcourse, etc.
any of a number of horizontal bands, usually three in number, each projecting beyond the one below to form the architrave in the Ionic, Corinthian, and Composite orders.

Anatomy, Zoology.

a band or sheath of connective tissue investing, supporting, or binding together internal organs or parts of the body.
tissue of this kind.

Zoology, Botany. a distinctly marked band of color.
noun (pl) -ciae (-ʃɪˌiː)
the flat surface above a shop window
(architect) a flat band or surface, esp a part of an architrave or cornice
(ˈfæʃɪə). fibrous connective tissue occurring in sheets beneath the surface of the skin and between muscles and groups of muscles
(biology) a distinctive band of colour, as on an insect or plant
(Brit) a less common name for dashboard (sense 1)
a casing that fits over a mobile phone, with spaces for the buttons

fascia fas·ci·a (fāsh’ē-ə)
n. pl. fas·ci·ae (fāsh’ē-ē’, fā’shē-ē)
A sheet or band of fibrous connective tissue enveloping, separating, or binding together muscles, organs, and other soft structures of the body.
fas’ci·al adj.
Plural fasciae (fāsh’ē-ē’, fā’shē-ē)
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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