Facies



[fey-shee-eez, -sheez] /ˈfeɪ ʃiˌiz, -ʃiz/

noun, plural facies.
1.
general appearance, as of an animal or vegetable group.
2.
Geology. the appearance and characteristics of a sedimentary deposit, especially as they reflect the conditions and environment of deposition and serve to distinguish the deposit from contiguous deposits.
Compare .
3.
Medicine/Medical. a facial expression characteristic of a disease or pathological condition.
4.
Archaeology. a distinctive phase of a prehistoric cultural tradition.
/ˈfeɪʃɪˌiːz/
noun (pl) -cies
1.
the general form and appearance of an individual or a group of plants or animals
2.
the characteristics of a rock or series of rocks reflecting their appearance, composition, and conditions of formation
3.
(med) the general facial expression of a patient, esp when typical of a specific disease or disorder See Hippocratic facies

facies fa·ci·es (fā’shē-ēz’, -shēz)
n. pl. facies

facies
(fā’shē-ēz’, -shēz)
Plural facies

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