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complexion

 [kom-plek´shun]
the color and appearance of the skin of the face.

com·plex·ion

(kom-plek'shŭn),
The color, texture, and general appearance of the skin of the face.
[L. complexio, a combination, (later) physical condition]

complexion

/com·plex·ion/ (kom-plek´shun) the color and appearance of the skin of the face.

complexion

(kəm-plĕk′shən)
n.
1. The natural color, texture, and appearance of the skin, especially of the face.
2. General character, aspect, or appearance: findings that will alter the complexion of the problem.
3. A viewpoint, inclination, or attitude: a conservative political complexion.
4. The combination of the four humors of cold, heat, moistness, and dryness in specific proportions, thought in ancient and medieval physiology to control the temperament and the constitution of the body.

com·plex′ion·al adj.

complexion

Physical examination The color/appearance of the facial skin, which may be described as pale, flushed–transiently reddish, ruddy–reddish over a prolonged period. See Muddy complexion.

com·plex·ion

(kŏm-plek'shŭn)
The color, texture, and general appearance of the skin of the face.
[L. complexio, a combination, (later) physical condition]
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