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 (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.


a. fascial, rel a una fascia;
___ sheath of eye-ballcubierta ___ del globo del ojo.
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Fascial Stretch Therapy, which targets connective tissue rather than isolating individual muscles, has been shown to improve flexibility by up to 200 percent.
2-cm radiopaque foreign body in the hypopharynx perforating the left piriform sinus, with extensive fascial emphysema in the retropharyngeal and parapharyngeal spaces extending into the mediastinum (figure 1).
The spermatic cord is then mobilized with its fascial layers intact and supported with a Penrose drain (Fig.
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There are a variety of fascial structures that exist with different densities and arrangements of collagen fibers [6].
Prior to its recent rehabilitation, the town hall's original doors, fascial, gutters, roofing, and masonry needed repair.
Experienced long-term staff, 10 style stations, 2 pedicure stations, nail stations, fascial and wax room, fully loaded stock room, washer/dryer area, and nicely appointed front display area.
Her sacrum had a right lateral torsion and fascial tension radiated from her respiratory diaphragm anteriorly into her neck, with her hyoid bone deviated to the right.
The powerful all-rounder will have scans later in the day on what he believes may be a fascial tear, before discussing the results with Cricket Australia's medical staff and working out how best to prepare for the Brisbane Test, which starts on November 21.
Histologically, it is indistinguishable from the deep vaginal wall and does not look like a distinct fascial layer.