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facies


  1  definition  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Facies  \Fa"ci*es\,  n.  [L.,  from  face.  See  {Face}.] 
  1.  The  anterior  part  of  the  head;  the  face. 
 
  2.  (Biol.)  The  general  aspect  or  habit  of  a  species,  or  group 
  of  species,  esp.  with  reference  to  its  adaptation  to  its 
  environment. 
 
  3.  (Zo["o]l.)  The  face  of  a  bird,  or  the  front  of  the  head, 
  excluding  the  bill. 
 
  {Facies  Hippocratica}.  (Med.)  See  {Hippocratic}.