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fas·cia

 (făsh′ə, fä′shə)
n. pl. fas·ci·ae (făsh′ē-ē′, fä′shē-ē′)
1. Anatomy
a. A sheet or band of fibrous connective tissue enveloping, separating, or binding together muscles, organs, and other soft structures of the body.
b. The tissue of which such a sheet or band is composed.
2. Biology A broad and distinct band of color.
3. Architecture
a. A flat horizontal band or member between moldings, especially in a classical entablature.
b. (fā′shə)pl. fas·cias A board covering the ends of rafters on the eaves of a building. Also called fascia board.
4. (fā′shə)pl. fas·cias
a. The shape or styling of the front or rear end of an automobile.
b. Chiefly British The dashboard of a motor vehicle.

[Latin, band.]

fas′ci·al adj.

fascia

(ˈfeɪʃɪə) or

facia

n, pl -ciae (-ʃɪˌiː)
1. (Architecture) the flat surface above a shop window
2. (Architecture) architect a flat band or surface, esp a part of an architrave or cornice
3. (Zoology) fibrous connective tissue occurring in sheets beneath the surface of the skin and between muscles and groups of muscles
4. (Biology) biology a distinctive band of colour, as on an insect or plant
5. (Automotive Engineering) Brit a less common name for dashboard1
6. (Telecommunications) a casing that fits over a mobile phone, with spaces for the buttons
[C16: from Latin: band: related to fascis bundle; see fasces]
ˈfascial, ˈfacial adj

fas•ci•a

(ˈfæʃ i ə for 1, 3–5; ˈfeɪ ʃə for 2 )

n., pl. fas•ci•ae (ˈfæʃ iˌi)
for 1, 3–5; fas•cias (fā′shəz) for 2.
1. Also called fas′cia board`. facia.
2.
a. one of a series of horizontal bands, each projecting beyond the one below to form the architrave in the Ionic and Corinthian orders.
b. any relatively broad, flat horizontal surface on a building, as the outer edge of a cornice.
3.
a. a band or sheath of connective tissue covering, supporting, or connecting the muscles or internal organs of the body.
b. tissue of this kind.
4. Zool., Bot. a distinctly marked band of color.
[1555–65; < Latin: band, bandage; akin to fasces]
fas′ci•al, adj.

fascia

A fibrous layer of connective tissue. Such layers join skin to the tissues beneath and form sheaths around individual muscles.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.fascia - a sheet or band of fibrous connective tissue separating or binding together muscles and organs etcfascia - a sheet or band of fibrous connective tissue separating or binding together muscles and organs etc
connective tissue - tissue of mesodermal origin consisting of e.g. collagen fibroblasts and fatty cells; supports organs and fills spaces between them and forms tendons and ligaments
aponeurosis - any of the deeper and thicker fascia that attach muscles to bones; resemble flattened tendons
2.fascia - instrument panel on an automobile or airplane containing dials and controls
control board, control panel, instrument panel, board, panel - electrical device consisting of a flat insulated surface that contains switches and dials and meters for controlling other electrical devices; "he checked the instrument panel"; "suddenly the board lit up like a Christmas tree"
Britain, Great Britain, U.K., UK, United Kingdom, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland - a monarchy in northwestern Europe occupying most of the British Isles; divided into England and Scotland and Wales and Northern Ireland; `Great Britain' is often used loosely to refer to the United Kingdom
Translations

fascia

[ˈfeɪʃə] (Brit) N
1. (on building) → faja f
2. (for mobile phone) → carcasa f
3. (Brit) (Aut) → tablero m

fascia

[ˈfeɪʃə ˈfeɪʃiə] n
(on car dashboard)tableau m de bord
(for mobile phone)façade f

fascia

n (Brit Aut) → Armaturentafel f

fascia

facia [ˈfeɪʃɪə] n (Aut) → cruscotto

fas·ci·a

n. fascia, tejido fibroso conectivo que envuelve el cuerpo bajo la piel y protege los músculos, los nervios y los vasos sanguíneos;
___, aponeurotic___ aponeurótica, tejido fibroso que sirve de soporte a los músculos;
___, Buck's___ de Buck, tejido fibroso que cubre el pene;
___, Colles'___ de Colles, cubierta interna de la fascia perineal;
___ graftinjerto de una ___;
___, lata___ lata, protectora de los músculos del muslo;
___, tranversalis___ tranversal, localizada entre el peritoneo y el músculo transverso del abdomen.

fascia

n (pl -ciae) fascia
References in periodicals archive ?
Persistent pain on the the bottom of the heel and the inside of the foot n During excessive activity the plantar fascia, a fibrous tendon which runs along base of the foot, can become irritated, inflamed and tear n Pain is most noticeable in the morning and can subside with a long walk
This is a great way to stretch the plantar fascia, that long tendon that runs along the plantar surface of the foot from the heel to the ball of the foot.
The foot has a strip of fibrous tissue and fat running from the base of the toes to the heel known as the plantar fascia.
The important soft tissue elements include the calcaneal (heel) pad, plantar fascia, distal Achilles tendon and its insertion, intrinsic muscle origin, and the 13 passing extrinsic tendons.
Remember to stretch your feet and legs as well to relax tight calf muscles, toe extensor muscles, and plantar fascia.
I have treated over 50 patients with this novel technology who were presented with joint pain related to over-use tendon injury affecting the elbow, knee, Achilles and plantar fascia," stated Dr Josh Hackel, Director of Primary Care Sports Medicine at the Andrews Institute in Gulf Breeze, FL.
The plantar fascia is a long, thin band of connective tissue that supports the arch like a bow string.
Michael Kidd-Gilchrist scored 22 points for Charlotte, which got 18 points and 13 rebounds from Al Jefferson, who played through a left plantar fascia strain and shot 9 for 23 from the floor.
There are doubts over the participation of Al Jefferson in the second game, as he is nursing a plantar fascia strain in his left foot, which he sustained in the opening tie.
The plantar fascia is a thick fibrous band of connective tissue expanding along the sole of the foot to the toes and supports the arch of the foot.
You probably need more specific stretching for both the Achilles tendon and the plantar fascia.