fascia superficialis -->
superficial fascia
medical dictionary

A loose fibrous envelope beneath the skin, containing fat in its meshes (panniculus adiposus) or fasciculi of muscular tissue (panniculus carnosus); it contains the cutaneous vessels and nerves and is in relation by its undersurface with the deep fascia.

Synonyms: fascia superficialis, tela subcutanea, hypoderm, hypodermis, stratum subcutaneum, subcutis.

(05 Mar 2000)