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. [1913 Webster]

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}. [1913 Webster]

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. [1913 Webster]

4. (Zo["o]l.) A broad well-defined band of color. [1913 Webster]

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