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fascia (s) (noun), fasciae (pl)
A sheet or band of fibrous connective membrane separating or binding together muscles and the body organs, etc.: The fasciae are structural ligaments below the skin that cover the underlying parts of physical structures and separate different layers of tissues; such as, the tendons, the aponeuroses (membranes that function to bind muscles together or to connect muscles to bones), and the ligaments which cover, support, and separate muscles.

The fasciae vary in thickness and density and in the amounts of fat, collagenous fiber, elastic fiber, and tissue fluids which they contain.

Three kinds of fasciae are deep fascia, subcutaneous fascia, and subserous fascia; all of which are located in this fasci- unit.

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brachial fascia (s) (noun), brachial fasciae (pl)
The deep enveloping sheet of fibrous tissue enclosing muscles or groups of muscle fibers of the arm: The brachial fascia is continuous with the pectoral muscles.
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clavipectoral fascia (s) (noun), clavipectoral fasciae (pl)
A fascia that extends between the coracoid process, the clavicle, and the thoracic wall.

It includes the muscular fascia which envelops the subclavius and pectoralis minor muscles and the strong membrane (costocoracoid membrane) formed in the interval between them, and the suspensory ligament of the axilla.

The clavipectoral fascia (and the muscles it envelopes) constitute the deep anterior wall of the axilla (armpit area).

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deep fascia (s) (noun), deep fasciae (pl)
A significantly large range of three kinds of fibrous tissues consisting of an intricate series of connective sheets and bands that hold the muscles and other structures in place throughout the body, wrapping the muscles in gray, felt-like membranes: The deep fasciae have continuous systems that split and fuse in elaborate networks which are attached to the skeleton and are divided into the outer layers, the internal layers, and the intermediate membranes.
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subcutaneous fascia (s) (noun), subcutaneous fasciae (pl)
Layers of connective tissues that cover the entire body between the skin and the deep fascial areas of the specialized structures of the body; such as, the muscles: The subcutaneous fasciae consist of an outer normally fatty layer and an inner thin elastic layer of superficial blood vessels and between the two layers there are nerves, lymphatics (small, thin channels that are similar to blood vessels and that collect and carriy tissue fluid from the body), the mammary glands, most of the facial muscles, and the platysma (muscle in the neck extending from the face to the shoulder bone).
subserous fascia (s) (noun), subserous fasciae (pl)
One of the three kinds of connective tissues that exist between the internal layer of deep fascia and the serous membranes lining the body cavities in much the same way as the subcutaneous fascia lies between the skin and the deep fascia: The subserous fasciae is thin in some sections of the body; such as, between the pleura (membrane around the lungs and inner walls of the chest) and the chest wall, and they are thick in other areas, where it forms a pad of adipose tissue where fat is stored.
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