Facies meaning

fāshē-ēz, -shēz
(biology) The general aspect or outward appearance, as of a given growth of flora.
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(medicine) The appearance or expression of the face, especially when typical of a certain disorder or disease.
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(geology) A rock or stratified body distinguished from others by its appearance or composition.
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The general appearance, aspect, or nature of anything.
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(ecol.) A particular modification of the appearance or composition of a community.
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(geol.) The characteristics of a rock body or part of a rock body that differentiate it from others, as in appearance, composition, etc.
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(biology) The general aspect or outward appearance, as of a given growth of flora.
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(medicine) The appearance or expression of the face, especially when typical of a certain disorder or disease.
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The general aspect or makeup of an ecological community, especially a local modification of a community characterized by a conspicuous or abundant species that is absent or less concentrated in other locations.
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The appearance or expression of the face, especially when typical of a certain disorder or disease.
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(plural only) Appearance.
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(plural only, medicine) Facial features, like an expression or complexion, typical for patients having certain diseases or conditions (e.g. costive facies).
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(geology) A body of rock with specified characteristics reflecting the way it was formed.
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Origin of facies

  • Latin faciēs dhē- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition