< /ˈfeɪ ʃəz/ 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 plural -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
- British a less common name for dashboard (def. 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.
n. pl. fas•ci•ae (făsh′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.
Plural fasciae (făsh′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.