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  1. facial features, like an expression or complexion, typical for patients having certain diseases or conditions (e.g. costive facies).

Extensive Definition

The term "Facies" can also refer to distinctive facial expressions associated with conditions such as Williams syndrome.


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facies in Russian: Фация
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