- A direct borrowing from the Latin, facies means face.
* * *- adenoid f. the open-mouthed and often dull appearance in children with adenoid hypertrophy, associated with a pinched nose.- f. anterior partis petrosae ossis temporalis [TA] SYN: anterior surface of petrous part of temporal bone.- f. anterolateralis cartilaginis arytenoideae [TA] SYN: anterolateral surface of arytenoid cartilage.- 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 fossae mandibularis ossis temporalis [TA] SYN: articular surface of mandibular fossa of temporal bone.- f. articularis partis calcaneonavicularis ligamenti bifurcati tali [TA] SYN: facet (on talus) for calcaneonavicular part of bifurcate ligament.- f. articularis talaris posterior calcanei [TA] SYN: posterior talar articular surface (of calcaneus).- f. bovina the cowlike face of ocular hypertelorism; typical of craniofacial dysostosis. SYN: cow face.- f. cerebralis SYN: cerebral surface.- cherubic f. the characteristic child-like f. seen in cherubism; also seen in glycogenosis, particularly type 2.- 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. diaphragmatica [TA] SYN: diaphragmatic surface.- 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.- 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.- Hutchinson f. the peculiar facial expression produced by the drooping eyelids and motionless eyes in external ophthalmoplegia.- 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. interna [TA] SYN: internal surface.- leonine f. SYN: leontiasis.- f. ligamenti calcaneonavicularis plantaris tali [TA] SYN: facet (on talus) for plantar calcaneonavicular ligament.- f. maxillaris alaris majoris ossis sphenoidalis [TA] SYN: maxillary surface of greater wing of sphenoid bone.- 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. 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. posterior partis petrosae ossis temporalis [TA] SYN: posterior surface of petrous part of temporal bone.- f. posterior scapulae [TA]- 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- 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. symphysialis [TA] SYN: symphysial surface of pubis.- f. visceralis splenis [TA] SYN: visceral surface of the spleen. SEE ALSO: colic impression of spleen, gastric impression on spleen, renal impression of spleen.
* * *1) an appearance and expression of the face characteristic of a particular condition esp. when abnormal <adenoid \facies> see hippocratic facies, moon facies2) an anatomical surface
* * *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.
* * *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.
Medical dictionary. 2011.