Fas"ci*a (?), n.; pl. Fasciae (#). [L., a band: cf. It. fascia. See Fasces, and cf. Fess.]
A band, sash, or fillet; especially, in surgery, a bandage or roller.
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.
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.
A broad well-defined band of color.
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