facial artery n.
An artery with origin in the external carotid artery, with branches to the palatine, tonsillar, and glandular branches, the submental, inferior and superior labial, masseteric, buccal, and nasal branches, and the angular artery; external maxillary artery.
- Facial axis
facial axis n. See basifacial axis.
- Facial bone
facial bone n. Any of the bones surrounding the mouth and nose and contributing to the eye sockets, including the upper jawbones, the zygomatic, nasal, lacrimal, and palatine bones, the inferior nasal concha and the vomer, lower jawbone, and hyoid bone.
- Facial canal
facial canal n. The bony passage in the temporal bone through which the facial nerve passes to the stylomastoid foramen.
- Facial eczema
noun 1. a disease of sheep and cattle, occurring in warm areas of North Island, New Zealand. It is caused by a fungus, Pithomyces chartarum, and causes impairment of liver function and reddening, itching, scab formation, and swelling of the skin, esp on the face