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facies

 [fa´she-ēz] (pl. fa´cies) (L.)
1. face.
2. a specific surface of a body structure, part, or organ.
3. the expression or appearance of the face.
adenoid facies the dull expression with open mouth, in children with hypertrophy of the pharyngeal tonsils (adenoids).
facies hepa´tica a thin face with sunken eyeballs, sallow complexion, and yellow conjunctivae, characteristic of certain chronic liver disorders.
facies hippocra´tica a drawn, pinched, and livid appearance indicative of approaching death.
leonine facies a peculiar, deeply furrowed, lionlike appearance of the face seen in certain cases of advanced lepromatous leprosy and in other diseases associated with facial edema.
Parkinson's facies (parkinsonian facies) a stolid masklike expression of the face, with infrequent blinking, which is pathognomonic of parkinson's disease.

face

(fās), [TA]
1. The front portion of the head; the visage, including eyes, nose, mouth, forehead, cheeks, and chin; excludes ears. Synonym(s): facies (1) [TA]
2. Synonym(s): surface

facies

/fa·ci·es/ (fa´she-ēz) pl. fa´cies   [L.]
1. the face.
2. surface; the outer aspect of a body part or organ.
3. expression (1).

Potter facies  the characteristic facial appearance seen with oligohydramnios sequence, including a flattened nose, receding chin, wide interpupillary space, and large low-set ears.

facies

(fā′shē-ēz′, -shēz)
n. pl. facies
1. Biology The general aspect or outward appearance, as of a given growth of flora.
2. Medicine The appearance or expression of the face, especially when typical of a certain disorder or disease.
3. Geology A rock or stratified body distinguished from others by its appearance or composition.

facies

[fā′shē·ēs] pl. facies
Etymology: L, face
1 the face.
2 the surface of any body structure, part, or organ.
3 facial expression or appearance.
(1) The frontal portion of the head, which includes the mouth, nose, eyes, forehead, cheeks, and chin
(2) The exposed surface of a structure

facies

1. The appearance of an individual's face, physiognomy. See Acromegalic facies, Congenital syphilic facies, Cretinoid facies, Gargoyle facies, Mongoloid facies, Myasthenic facies, Myopathic facies, Myxedematous facies, Peter Pan facies, Tabetic facies.
2. An anatomic term for the aspect of a a body structure or parts of the head. See Facet.

ex·pres·sion

(eks-presh'ŭn)
1. Squeezing out; expelling by pressure.
2. Mobility of the features giving a particular emotional significance to the face.
Synonym(s): facies (3) [TA] .
3. Something that manifests something else.
[L. pp. expressus, fr. exprimere, to press out]

face

(fās)
1. The front portion of the head; the visage including the eyes, nose, mouth, forehead, cheeks, and chin, but not the ears.
Synonym(s): facies (1) [TA] .
2. Synonym(s): surface.

sur·face

(sŭr'făs) [TA]
The outer part of any solid.
See: superficial
Synonym(s): facies (2) [TA] , face (2) .
[F. fr. L. superficius]

facies

The facial expression or appearance characteristic of a particular medical condition or state. Typical facies are found in many conditions and may assist a doctor in diagnosis. The facies are especially characteristic in conditions such as DOWN'S SYNDROME, PAGET'S DISEASE, the TREACHER COLLIN'S SYNDROME, LEPROSY, PARKINSONISM, thyroid underactivity and ALZHEIMER'S DISEASE.

facies

  1. the general aspect of a collection of organisms characteristic of a particular area or time, e.g. an assembly of fossils.
  2. an assemblage of characteristics, e.g. CARIDOID FACIES.
  3. a grouping of organisms in a successional series.

facies

characteristic facial appearance associated with a particular condition
  • moon facies round reddened face, greasy skin with acne and facial hair characteristic of Cushing's disease or long-term, high-dose steroid medication

  • myasthenic facies drooping eyelids, down-turned or drooping mouth, inability to hold eyelids open or maintain a smile, and generalized weakness of facial muscles characteristic of myasthenia gravis

  • Parkinson's facies expressionless, mask-like facial expression characteristic of Parkinson's disease

fa·ci·es

(fash'ē-ēz) [TA] This word is properly pronounced in 3 syllables, but U.S. usage often fuses the second and third syllables into one.
1. [TA]
Synonym(s): face (2) .
2. [TA]
Synonym(s): surface.
3. Synonym(s): expression (2) .
[L.]

facies (fā´shēēs),

n.pl the features, general appearance, and expression of a face.

facies

facial expression.
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Description of the controls on continental and marine facies and facies associations in these systems involves thorough analysis of continuous, laterally extensive outcrops that allows for the reconstruction of 3D geometries and trends of architectural elements together with their mutual relationship.
Stratigraphy, facies development, and depositional dynamics of the Late Wenlock Frojel Formation, Gotland, Sweden.
En la parte noreste de la isla Mamo donde se encuentran las columnas 19 y 20, en las facies limo arcillosas del tope hay abundancia de los icnogeneros pertenecientes a la icnofacies Scoyenia de los tipos Cam borygma y Skolithos, y de la icnofacies Coprinisphaera del tipo Coprinisphaera, Fontanal y Ellipsoideichnus, y a la base se presenta la icnofacies de Scoyenia tipo Camborygma y la icnofacies Coprinisphaera del tipo Monesichnus, en muy escasa proporcion (Figura 12).
Facies A1: esta conformada por arenas limpias de color ocre, bien escogidas y de grano fino.
This facies consists of a high percentage of carbonate mud, quartz grains and the rare faunal elements (i.
The tesselar facies reveal much about the impact of anthropic or natural factors that have generated this specific, partial expression of the vegetation complex, and point to possible actions to manage its conservation or transformation.
This facies is sandy wackestone having quartz grains less than 25%.
The first one corresponds to amphibolite facies (Figure 3e), defined by hornblende + plagioclase [+ or -] garnet [+ or -] quartz.