Definition for FAS'CI-A

FAS'CI-A, n. [fash'ia; L. a band or sash.]

  1. A band, sash, or fillet. In architecture, any flat member with a small projecture, as the band of an architrave. Also, in brick buildings, the jutting of the bricks beyond the windows in the several stories except the highest. – Encyc.
  2. In astronomy, the belt of a planet.
  3. In surgery, a bandage, roller or ligature. – Parr.
  4. In anatomy, a tendinous expansion or aponeurosis; a thin tendinous covering which surrounds the muscles of the limbs, and binds them in their places. – Parr. Cyc.

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