fascial cleft

fascial cleft

[fash′ē·əl]
Etymology: L, fascia + ME, clift
a place of cleavage between two contiguous fascial surfaces, such as the deep fasciae and the subcutaneous fasciae. A fascial cleft is rich in fluid but poor in traversing fibers. Thus two fascial surfaces may move or be separated easily. Compare fascial compartment, fascial membrane lamination.