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[fash-ee-uh for 1, 3–5; fey-shuh for 2] /ˈfæʃ i ə for 1, 3–5; ˈfeɪ ʃə for 2/

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. .

Anatomy, Zoology.

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

1560s, from Latin fascia “a band, bandage, swathe” (see fasces). Originally in architecture; anatomical use is from 1788.

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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    [fash-ee-eyt, -ee-it] /ˈfæʃ iˌeɪt, -i ɪt/ adjective 1. bound with a band, fillet, or bandage. 2. Botany. abnormally compressed into a band or bundle, as stems grown together. 3. Zoology. /ˈfæʃɪˌeɪt/ adjective 1. (botany) 2. (of birds, insects, etc) marked by distinct bands of colour

  • Fasciation

    [fash-ee-ey-shuh n] /ˌfæʃ iˈeɪ ʃən/ noun 1. the act of binding up or bandaging. 2. the process of becoming . 3. the resulting state. 4. an abnormality in a plant, in which a stem enlarges into a flat, ribbonlike shape resembling several stems fused together. /ˌfæʃɪˈeɪʃən/ noun 1. (botany) an abnormal flattening of stems due […]

  • Fascicle

    [fas-i-kuh l] /ˈfæs ɪ kəl/ noun 1. a section of a book or set of books being published in installments as separate pamphlets or volumes. 2. a small bundle, tight cluster, or the like. 3. Botany. a close cluster, as of flowers or leaves. 4. Anatomy. a small bundle of nerve or muscle fibers. /ˈfæsɪkəl/ […]

  • Fascicular

    [fuh-sik-yuh-ler] /fəˈsɪk yə lər/ adjective 1. pertaining to or forming a fascicle; fasciculate. fascicular fas·cic·u·lar (fə-sĭk’yə-lər) or fas·cic·u·late (-lĭt) or fas·cic·u·lat·ed (-lā’tĭd) adj.

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