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facies

noun fa·cies \ˈfā-sh(ē-ˌ)ēz\
plural facies

Definition of FACIES

1
:  general appearance <a plant species with a particularly distinct facies>
2
:  an appearance and expression of the face characteristic of a particular condition especially when abnormal <adenoid facies>
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

facies

noun fa·cies \ˈfā-sh(ē-ˌ)ēz\   (Medical Dictionary)
plural facies

Medical Definition of FACIES

1
:  an appearance and expression of the face characteristic of a particular condition especially when abnormal <adenoid facies>—see hippocratic facies, moon facies
2
:  an anatomical surface

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