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facies[fa´she-ēz] (pl. fa´cies) (L.)
facies/fa·ci·es/ (fa´she-ēz) pl. fa´cies [L.]
(2) The exposed surface of a structure
Synonym(s): facies (3) [TA] .
Synonym(s): facies (1) [TA] .
faciesThe 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.
- the general aspect of a collection of organisms characteristic of a particular area or time, e.g. an assembly of fossils.
- an assemblage of characteristics, e.g. CARIDOID FACIES.
- a grouping of organisms in a successional series.
faciescharacteristic 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.
Synonym(s): face (2) .