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Latin. n. Band, bandage, band, girdle, girth, streak, band of cloud.


 - n. pl. Fasciæ. A band, sash, or fillet; especially, in surgery, a bandage or roller.


 - (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. A flat, long finishing band or board, used at the outer edge of a cornice, or to conceal rafter ends.


 - (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.


 - (Zool.) A broad well-defined band of color.

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