Facies definitions

fā'shē-ēz', -shēz
The general aspect or outward appearance, as of a given growth of flora.
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The appearance or expression of the face, especially when typical of a certain disorder or disease.
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The general appearance, aspect, or nature of anything.
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A rock or stratified body distinguished from others by its appearance or composition.
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A particular modification of the appearance or composition of a community.
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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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The general aspect or outward appearance, as of a given growth of flora.
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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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The appearance or expression of the face, especially when typical of a certain disorder or disease.
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The appearance of the face as indicative of a specific disease or condition.
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A surface.
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A body of sedimentary rock distinguished from others by its lithology, geometry, sedimentary structures, proximity to other types of sedimentary rock, and fossil content, and recognized as characteristic of a particular depositional environment.
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For a metamorphic rock, the particular combination of pressure and temperature under which metamorphism occurred.
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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