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n. pl. fas·ci·ae (făsh′ē-ē′, fä′shē-ē′)
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.
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.
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.
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.
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]
A fibrous layer of connective tissue. Such layers join skin to the tissues beneath and form sheaths around individual muscles.
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|Noun||1.||fascia - 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
n (Brit Aut) → Armaturentafel f
fasciafacia [ˈfeɪʃɪə] n (Aut) → cruscotto
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;
___ graft → injerto de una ___;
___, lata → ___ lata, protectora de los músculos del muslo;
___, tranversalis → ___ tranversal, localizada entre el peritoneo y el músculo transverso del abdomen.