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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Fascia  \Fas"ci*a\,  n.;  pl  {Fasci[ae]}.  [L.,  a  band:  cf  It 
  fascia.  See  {Fasces},  and  cf  {Fess}.] 
  1.  A  band,  sash,  or  fillet;  especially,  in  surgery,  a  bandage 
  or  roller. 
 
  2.  (Arch.)  A  flat  member  of  an  order  or  building,  like  a  flat 
  band  or  broad  fillet;  especially,  one  of  the  three  bands 
  which  make  up  the  architrave,  in  the  Ionic  order  See 
  Illust.  of  {Column}. 
 
  3.  (Anat.)  The  layer  of  loose  tissue,  often  containing  fat, 
  immediately  beneath  the  skin;  the  stronger  layer  of 
  connective  tissue  covering  and  investing  all  muscles;  an 
  aponeurosis. 
 
  4.  (Zo["o]l.)  A  broad  well-defined  band  of  color. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  fascia 
  n  :  a  sheet  or  band  of  fibrous  connective  tissue  separating  or 
  binding  together  muscles  and  organs  etc  [syn:  {facia}] 




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