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Definition of "fascia" []

  • Anatomy A sheet or band of fibrous connective tissue enveloping, separating, or binding together muscles, organs, and other soft structures of the body. (noun)
  • A broad and distinct band of color. (noun)
  • Architecture A flat horizontal band or member between moldings, especially in a classical entablature. (noun)
  • Chiefly British The dashboard of a motor vehicle. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "fascia" in a sentence
  • "Skin; dartos muscle; Colles 'fascia; external spermatic fascia; cremastric muscle & fascia; internal spermatic fascia& tunica vaginalis the dartos muscle is innervated by sympathetic nerve & contraction ofdartosmuscle wrinkles the scrotum & reducing heat loss."
  • "The plantar fascia is a tough, rubber-band-like structure on the bottom of the foot."
  • ""You end up training fascia, which is not prepared for life, because life doesn't come at you right straight down the same vectors that the machines do.""