Abernethy's fascia

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Named after John Abernethy, English surgeon, + Italian fascia (band, bandage), from Latin fascia (band, fillet)

Pronunciation[edit]

(US) IPA(key): /ˈæb.ɚˌni.θi ˈfæ.ʃi.ə/, /ˈæb.ɚˌni.θi ˈfæ.ʃə/, /ˈæb.ɚˌni.θi ˈfeɪ.ʃi.ə/, /ˈæb.ɚˌni.θi ˈfeɪ.ʃə/

Noun[edit]

Abernethy's fascia (plural Abernethy's fascias)

  1. (anatomy) A layer of tissue that separates the iliac artery from the iliac fascia.

References[edit]

  • 1993 [1940], Thomas, Clayton L. editor, Taber's Encyclopedic Medical Dictionary, 5th, Philadelphia, PA: F. A. Davis Company, ISBN 0-8036-8313-8, page 1: