Facies
A direct borrowing from the Latin, facies means face.
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1. [TA] SYN: face (1). 2. [NA] SYN: surface. 3. SYN: expression (2). [L.]
- adenoid f. the open-mouthed and often dull appearance in children with adenoid hypertrophy, associated with a pinched nose.
- f. antebrachialis anterior SYN: anterior region of forearm.
- f. antebrachialis posterior SYN: posterior region of forearm.
- f. anterior [TA] SYN: anterior surface.
- f. anterior antebrachii SYN: anterior region of forearm.
- f. anterior brachii SYN: anterior region of arm.
- f. anterior corneae [TA] SYN: anterior surface of cornea.
- f. anterior corporis maxillae [TA] SYN: anterior surface of maxilla.
- f. anterior cruris SYN: anterior region of leg.
- f. anterior glandulae suprarenalis [TA] SYN: anterior surface of suprarenal gland.
- f. anterior iridis [TA] SYN: anterior surface of iris.
- f. anterior lateralis corporis humeri SYN: anterolateral surface of (shaft of) humerus.
- f. anterior lentis [TA] SYN: anterior surface of lens.
- f. anterior medialis corporis humeri SYN: anteromedial surface of shaft of humerus.
- f. anterior membri inferioris [TA] SYN: anterior surface of lower limb.
- f. anterior palpebrarum SYN: anterior surface of eyelids.
- f. anterior partis petrosae ossis temporalis [TA] SYN: anterior surface of petrous part of temporal bone.
- f. anterior patellae [TA] SYN: anterior surface of patella.
- f. anterior prostatae [TA] SYN: anterior surface of prostate.
- f. anterior radii [TA] SYN: anterior surface of radius.
- f. anterior renis [TA] SYN: anterior surface of kidney.
- f. anterior ulnae [TA] SYN: anterior surface of ulna.
- f. anterior uteri [TA] SYN: anterior surface of uterus.
- f. anteroinferior corporis pancreatis [TA] SYN: anteroinferior surface of pancreas.
- f. anterolateralis cartilaginis arytenoideae [TA] SYN: anterolateral surface of arytenoid cartilage.
- f. anterolateralis corporis humeri [TA] SYN: anterolateral surface of (shaft of) humerus.
- f. anteromedialis corporis humeri [TA] SYN: anteromedial surface of shaft of humerus.
- f. anterosuperioris corporis pancreatis [TA] SYN: anterosuperior surface of body of pancreas.
- f. antonina a facial expression due to alteration in the eyelids and anterior segment of the eye; found in leprosy.
- aortic f. the pale sallow complexion of one suffering from incompetence of the aortic valve; nonspecific.
- f. approximalis dentis SYN: approximal surface of tooth.
- f. articularis [TA] SYN: articular surface.
- f. articularis acromialis claviculae [TA] SYN: acromial facet of clavicle.
- f. articularis anterior dentis [TA] SYN: anterior articular surface of dens.
- f. articularis arytenoidea cricoideae [TA] SYN: arytenoidal articular surface of cricoid.
- f. articularis calcanea tali [TA] SYN: calcaneal articular surface of talus.
- f. articularis capitis costae [TA] SYN: articular facet of head of rib.
- f. articularis capitis fibulae [TA] SYN: articular facet of head of fibula.
- f. articularis carpi radii [TA] SYN: carpal articular surface of radius.
- f. articularis cartilaginis arytenoideae [TA] SYN: articular surface of arytenoid cartilage.
- f. articularis clavicularis acromii [TA] SYN: clavicular articular facet of acromion.
- f. articularis cuboidea ossis calcanei [TA] SYN: articular surface on calcaneus for cuboid bone.
- f. articularis fibularis tibiae [TA] SYN: fibular articular facet of tibia.
- f. articularis fossae mandibularis ossis temporalis [TA] SYN: articular surface of mandibular fossa of temporal bone.
- f. articularis inferior atlantis [TA] SYN: inferior articular surface of atlas.
- f. articularis inferior tibiae [TA] SYN: inferior articular surface of tibia.
- f. articularis malleoli lateralis fibulae [TA] SYN: articular facet of lateral malleolus.
- f. articularis malleoli medialis tibiae [TA] SYN: articular facet of medial malleolus.
- f. articularis navicularis tali [TA] SYN: navicular articular surface of talus.
- f. articularis partis calcaneonavicularis ligamenti bifurcati tali [TA] SYN: facet (on talus) for calcaneonavicular part of bifurcate ligament.
- f. articularis patellae [TA] SYN: articular surface of patella.
- f. articularis posterior dentis [TA] SYN: posterior articular facet of dens.
- f. articularis sternalis claviculae [TA] SYN: sternal facet of clavicle.
- f. articularis superior atlantis [TA] SYN: superior articular surface of atlas.
- f. articularis superior tibiae [TA] SYN: superior articular surface of tibia.
- f. articularis talaris anterior calcanei [TA] SYN: anterior talar articular surface of calcaneus.
- f. articularis talaris calcanei [TA] SYN: talar articular surfaces of calcaneus, under surface.
- f. articularis talaris media calcanei [TA] SYN: middle talar articular surface of calcaneus.
- f. articularis talaris posterior calcanei [TA] SYN: posterior talar articular surface (of calcaneus).
- f. articularis thyroidea cricoideae [TA] SYN: thyroid articular surface of cricoid (cartilage).
- f. articularis tuberculi costae [TA] SYN: articular facet of tubercle of rib.
- f. auricularis ossis ilii [TA] SYN: auricular surface of ilium.
- f. auricularis ossis sacri [TA] SYN: auricular surface of sacrum.
- f. bovina the cowlike face of ocular hypertelorism; typical of craniofacial dysostosis. SYN: cow face.
- f. brachialis anterior SYN: anterior region of arm.
- f. brachialis posterior SYN: posterior region of arm.
- f. cerebralis SYN: cerebral surface.
- cherubic f. the characteristic child-like f. seen in cherubism; also seen in glycogenosis, particularly type 2.
- f. colica splenis [TA] SYN: colic impression of spleen.
- f. contactus dentis SYN: approximal surface of tooth.
- Corvisart f. the characteristic f. seen in cardiac insufficiency or aortic regurgitation; a swollen, purplish, cyanotic face with shiny eyes and puffy eyelids; nonspecific.
- f. costalis [TA] SYN: costal surface.
- f. costalis pulmonis [TA] SYN: costal surface of lung.
- f. costalis scapulae [TA] SYN: costal surface of scapula.
- f. cruralis anterior SYN: anterior region of leg.
- f. cruralis posterior SYN: posterior region of leg.
- f. cubitalis anterior SYN: anterior region of elbow.
- f. cubitalis posterior SYN: posterior region of elbow.
- f. diaphragmatica [TA] SYN: diaphragmatic surface.
- f. digitalis dorsalis (manus et pedis) [TA] SYN: dorsal surface of digit (of hand or foot).
- f. digitalis palmaris SYN: palmar surfaces of fingers, under surface.
- f. digitalis plantaris SYN: plantar surface of toe.
- f. digitalis ventralis SYN: palmar surfaces of fingers, under surface.
- f. distalis dentis [TA] SYN: distal surface of tooth.
- f. dolorosa facial expression of an unhappy person or one sick or in pain.
- f. dorsalis [TA] SYN: dorsal surface.
- f. dorsalis ossis sacri [TA] SYN: dorsal surface of sacrum.
- f. dorsalis scapulae SYN: posterior surface of scapula.
- elfin f. f. characterized by a short, upturned nose, wide mouth, widely spaced eyes, and full cheeks; it may be associated with hypercalcemia, supravalvar aortic stenosis, and mental retardation.
- f. externa [TA] SYN: external surface.
- f. externa ossis frontalis [TA] SYN: external surface of frontal bone.
- f. externa ossis parietalis [TA] SYN: external surface of parietal bone.
- f. facialis dentis SYN: vestibular surface of tooth.
- f. femoralis anterior SYN: anterior region of thigh.
- f. femoralis posterior SYN: posterior region of thigh.
- f. gastrica splenis [TA] SYN: gastric impression on spleen.
- f. glutea ossis ilii [TA] SYN: gluteal surface of ilium.
- hippocratic f., f. hippocratica a pinched expression of the face, with sunken eyes, concavity of cheeks and temples, relaxed lips, and leaden complexion; observed in one close to death after severe and prolonged illness. SYN: hippocratic face.
- hound-dog f. the facial appearance in cutis laxa, with loose facial skin hanging in folds.
- Hutchinson f. the peculiar facial expression produced by the drooping eyelids and motionless eyes in external ophthalmoplegia.
- f. inferior hemispherii cerebri [TA] SYN: inferior surface of cerebellar hemisphere.
- f. inferior linguae [TA] SYN: inferior surface of tongue.
- f. inferior partis petrosae ossis temporalis [TA] SYN: inferior surface of petrous part of temporal bone.
- f. inferolateralis prostatae [TA] SYN: inferolateral surface of prostate.
- f. infratemporalis alaris majoris ossis sphenoidalis [TA] SYN: infratemporal surface of greater wing of sphenoid.
- f. infratemporalis corporis maxillae [TA] SYN: infratemporal surface of (body of) maxilla.
- f. interlobares pulmonis SYN: interlobar surfaces of lung, under surface.
- f. interna [TA] SYN: internal surface.
- f. interna ossis frontalis [TA] SYN: internal surface of frontal bone.
- f. interna ossis parietalis [TA] SYN: internal surface of parietal bone.
- f. intestinalis uteri [TA] SYN: intestinal surface of uterus.
- f. lateralis [TA] SYN: lateral surface.
- f. lateralis brachii SYN: lateral surface of arm.
- f. lateralis cruris SYN: lateral surface of leg.
- f. lateralis digiti manus SYN: lateral surface of finger.
- f. lateralis digiti pedis SYN: lateral surface of toe.
- f. lateralis fibulae [TA] SYN: lateral surface of fibula.
- f. lateralis membri inferioris SYN: lateral surface of lower limb.
- f. lateralis ossis zygomatici [TA] SYN: lateral surface of zygomatic bone.
- f. lateralis ovarii [TA] SYN: lateral surface of ovary.
- f. lateralis testis [TA] SYN: lateral surface of testis.
- f. lateralis tibiae [TA] SYN: lateral surface of tibia.
- leonine f. SYN: leontiasis.
- f. ligamenti calcaneonavicularis plantaris tali [TA] SYN: facet (on talus) for plantar calcaneonavicular ligament.
- f. lingualis dentis [TA] SYN: lingual surface of tooth.
- f. lunata acetabuli [TA] SYN: lunate surface of acetabulum.
- f. malleolaris lateralis tali [TA] SYN: lateral malleolar facet of talus.
- f. malleolaris medialis tali [TA] SYN: medial malleolar facet of talus.
- f. masticatoria SYN: denture occlusal surface.
- f. maxillaris alaris majoris ossis sphenoidalis [TA] SYN: maxillary surface of greater wing of sphenoid bone.
- f. maxillaris ossis palatini SYN: maxillary surface of palatine bone.
- f. medialis [TA] SYN: medial surface.
- f. medialis cartilaginis arytenoideae [TA] SYN: medial surface of arytenoid cartilage.
- f. medialis digiti pedis [TA] SYN: medial surface of toes.
- f. medialis fibulae [TA] SYN: medial surface of fibula.
- f. medialis hemispherii cerebri [TA] SYN: medial surface of cerebral hemisphere.
- f. medialis ovarii [TA] SYN: medial surface of ovary.
- f. medialis pulmonis SYN: mediastinal surface of lung.
- f. medialis testis SYN: medial surface of testis.
- f. medialis tibiae SYN: medial surface of tibia.
- f. medialis ulnae SYN: medial surface of ulna.
- f. mediastinalis pulmonis [TA] SYN: mediastinal surface of lung.
- f. mesialis dentis [TA] SYN: mesial surface of tooth.
- mitral f. the pink, slightly flushed cheeks of patients with mitral valve disease; nonspecific.
- moon f. roundness of the face due to increased fat deposition laterally seen in patients with hyperadrenocorticalism, either of endogenous ( e.g., Cushing disease) or exogenous origin, such as the use of cortisone-like drugs as therapy.
- myasthenic f. the facial expression in myasthenia gravis, caused by drooping of the eyelids and corners of the mouth, and weakness of the muscles of the face.
- myopathic f. facial appearance of some patients with myopathies and with myasthenia gravis, consisting of bilateral ptosis and inability to elevate the corners of the mouth, due to muscle weakness.
- f. nasalis maxillae [TA] SYN: nasal surface of maxilla.
- f. nasalis ossis palatini [TA] SYN: nasal surface of palatine bone.
- f. occlusalis dentis [TA] SYN: denture occlusal surface.
- f. orbitalis [TA] SYN: orbital surface.
- f. palatina laminae horizontalis ossis palatini [TA] SYN: palatine surface of horizontal plate of palatine bone.
- f. palmares digitorum [TA] SYN: palmar surfaces of fingers, under surface.
- f. pancreatica splenica [TA]
- Parkinson f. the expressionless or masklike f. characteristic of parkinsonism (1). SYN: masklike face.
- f. patellaris femoris [TA] SYN: patellar surface of femur.
- f. pelvica ossis sacri [TA] SYN: pelvic surface of sacrum.
- f. poplitea femoris [TA] SYN: popliteal surface of femur.
- f. posterior [TA] SYN: posterior surface.
- f. posterior cartilaginis arytenoideae [TA] SYN: posterior surface of arytenoid cartilage.
- f. posterior corneae [TA] SYN: posterior surface of cornea.
- f. posterior corporis humeri [TA] SYN: posterior surface of shaft of humerus.
- f. posterior cruris SYN: posterior region of leg.
- f. posterior fibulae [TA] SYN: posterior surface of fibula.
- f. posterior glandulae suprarenalis [TA] SYN: posterior surface of suprarenal gland.
- f. posterior iridis [TA] SYN: posterior surface of iris.
- f. posterior lentis [TA] SYN: posterior surface of lens.
- f. posterior membri inferioris SYN: posterior surface of lower limb.
- f. posterior palpebrarum [TA] SYN: posterior surface of eyelids.
- f. posterior pancreatis [TA] SYN: posterior surface of pancreas.
- f. posterior partis petrosae ossis temporalis [TA] SYN: posterior surface of petrous part of temporal bone.
- f. posterior prostatae [TA] SYN: posterior surface of prostate.
- f. posterior radii [TA] SYN: posterior surface of radius.
- f. posterior renis [TA] SYN: posterior surface of kidney.
- f. posterior scapulae [TA]
- f. posterior tibiae [TA] SYN: posterior surface of tibia.
- f. posterior ulnae [TA] SYN: posterior surface of ulna.
- Potter f. characteristic f. seen in bilateral renal agenesis and other severe renal malformations, exhibiting ocular hypertelorism, low-set ears, receding chin, and flattening of the nose. SEE ALSO: Potter syndrome. SYN: Potter disease.
- f. pulmonales cordis dextra/sinistra SYN: right/left pulmonary surfaces of heart, under surface.
- f. pulmonales cordis dextra/sinistra
- f. renalis glandulae suprarenalis [TA] SYN: renal surface of suprarenal gland.
- f. renalis lienis renal impression of spleen.
- f. renalis splenis [TA] SYN: renal impression of spleen.
- f. sacropelvina ossis ilii [TA] SYN: sacropelvic surface of ilium.
- f. scaphoidea a facial malformation characterized by protuberant forehead, depressed nose and maxilla, and prominent chin. SYN: dish face.
- f. sternocostalis cordis [TA] SYN: sternocostal surface of heart.
- f. superior hemispherii cerebelli SYN: superior surface of cerebellar hemisphere.
- f. superior tali [TA] SYN: superior facet of trochlear of talus.
- f. superolateralis hemispherii cerebri [TA] SYN: superolateral surface of cerebrum.
- f. symphysialis [TA] SYN: symphysial surface of pubis.
- f. temporalis [TA] SYN: temporal surface.
- f. urethralis penis [TA] SYN: urethral surface of penis.
- f. vesicalis uteri [TA] SYN: vesical surface of uterus.
- f. vestibularis dentis [TA] SYN: vestibular surface of tooth.
- f. visceralis hepatis [TA] SYN: visceral surface of liver.
- f. visceralis splenis [TA] SYN: visceral surface of the spleen. SEE ALSO: colic impression of spleen, gastric impression on spleen, renal impression of spleen.

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fa·cies 'fā-sh(ē-.)ēz n, pl facies
1) an appearance and expression of the face characteristic of a particular condition esp. when abnormal <adenoid \facies> see hippocratic facies, moon facies
2) an anatomical surface

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n.
1. facial expression, often a guide to a patient's state of health as well as his emotions. The typical facies seen in adenoids is the vacant look, with the mouth drooping open. A Hippocratic facies is the sallow face, sagging and with listless staring eyes, that some read as the expression of approaching death.
2. (in anatomy) a specified surface of a bone or other body part.

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fa·ci·es (faґshe-ēz) pl. faґcies [L.] 1. a specific surface of a body structure, part, or organ. 2. [TA] face. the anterior, or ventral, aspect of the head, generally from the forehead to the chin, including the eyes, nose, mouth, cheeks, and chin but excluding the auricles. The forehead is excluded by some authorities. 3. the expression or appearance of the face; see expression (def. 1).

Descriptions of anatomic structures are given on TA terms, and include anglicized names of specific structures.


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