FAS'CIA, 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.

2. In astronomy, the belt of a planet.

3. In surgery, a bandage, roller or ligature.

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.