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Fascia

Fascia is connective tissue containing varying amounts of fat that separate, support, and interconnect organs and structures, enable movement of one structure relative to another, and allow the transit of vessels and nerves from one area to another.  

There are two general categories of fascia:

  • superficial fascia and
  • deep fascia.

Webster Dictionary Meaning

1. Fascia
- 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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