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

Dictionary Entries Near Hippocratic facies

Cite this Entry

“Hippocratic facies.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/Hippocratic%20facies. Accessed 21 Sep. 2023.

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!