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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
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. (Zool.) A broad well-defined band of color. [1913 Webster]