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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

(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.
(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.

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.]
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Two images in the first row represent the physical state of sand and shale facies in the target reservoir, that is, the original image on the left and the reproduced image on the right.
The rocks are metamorphosed at amphibolite facies by T = 470-580 [degrees]C, P = 4.9-5.4 kbar (Smol'kin, 1992).
La asociacion de facies y el modelo deposicional de la rampa carbonatica de Copacabana se ha tomado de Tucker y Wright, 1990, adaptada para el presente trabajo.
A passagem dos patamares de cimeira para os compartimentos escarpados se da por rupturas de declive bem marcadas, conforme pode ser constatado no mapa topomorfologico (figura 2), o qual deixa patente que a diferenciacao destas duas classes de facies se define com o contato das unidades topomorfologicas.
Some of the main intervals of hydrocarbon source rocks are supposed to be linked to the postulated Oceanic Anoxic Events (OAEs), which have been defined (Jenkyns and Clayton, 1986, 1997) on the basis of the presence of black shale facies (>5wt.%TOC; Bates and Jackson, 1987) worldwide.
Considerando estos principios, establecemos que existen inconsistencias en la denominacion latina de Facies renallis, Facies colica, Facies gastrica del bazo, que en la traduccion al ingles figura como renal impression, colic impression, gastric impression, y al espanol como caras renal, colica y gastrica.
Se utilizaron los procesos estadisticos de las cadenas de Markov para analizar las transiciones de facies y para determinar el patron de apilamiento de las litofacies de la formacion Guaduas.
New broadband seismic reservoir characterisation workflows take advantage of the latest broadband seismic data available to deliver improved identification of reservoir facies and rock properties.In addition, Jason 9.5 helps users gain the most value from their multicomponent seismic data through probabilistic estimates and advanced geostatistical inversion for fine details.