Hippocratic facies

noun

Medical Definition of Hippocratic facies

: the face as it appears near death and in some debilitating conditions marked by sunken eyes and temples, pinched nose, and tense hard skin

called also facies Hippocratica

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“Hippocratic facies.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/Hippocratic%20facies. Accessed 4 Dec. 2020.

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