noun (plural same)
- 1 Medicine The facial expression of an individual that is typical of a particular disease or condition: adenoidal facies are characterized by an open mouth gapeMore example sentences
- The most common features are short stature, webbed neck, congenital heart disease and a characteristic facies.
- She has the cachectic facies of a painting of a Victorian consumptive, Munch's Sick Child, perhaps.
- Other signs and symptoms include flushed facies, sore throat, cough, cutaneous hyperaesthesia, and taste aberrations.
- 2 Geology The character of a rock expressed by its formation, composition, and fossil content: a sedimentary investigation of the area led to the postulation of five distinct faciesMore example sentences
- Well-preserved fossils occur in the zeolite facies Triassic rocks of Southland, New Zealand, where Coombs first described the phenomenon in the 1950s.
- Two facies of regionally metamorphosed rocks that may be of either original sedimentary or igneous derivation are characterized by epidote.
- The presence of clasts with flatiron shapes and rare striations in the conglomerate facies is consistent with a glacial setting.
early 17th century (denoting the face): from Latin, 'form, appearance, face'.
More definitions of faciesDefinition of facies in:
- The US English dictionary