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facies

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noun fa·cies \ˈfā-sh(ē-ˌ)ēz\

Definition of facies

plural facies

  1. 1 :  general appearance <a plant species with a particularly distinct facies>

  2. 2 :  an appearance and expression of the face characteristic of a particular condition especially when abnormal <adenoid facies>

  3. 3 :  a part of a rock or group of rocks that differs from the whole formation (as in composition, age, or fossil content)



Origin of facies

New Latin, from Latin, face


First Known Use: circa 1736


Medical Dictionary

facies

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noun fa·cies \ˈfā-sh(ē-ˌ)ēz\

Medical Definition of facies

plural facies

  1. 1:  an appearance and expression of the face characteristic of a particular condition especially when abnormal <adenoid facies>—see hippocratic facies, moon facies

  2. 2:  an anatomical surface




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