Facies (medical)

In medical contexts, a facies is a distinctive facial expression or appearance associated with a specific medical condition. The term comes from the Latin for "face".[1] As a fifth declension noun,[2] facies can be both singular and plural.

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Facial abnormalities associated with Crouzon syndrome
SpecialtyMedical genetics


Examples include:

Other disorders associated with syndromic faciesEdit

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "Dorlands Medical Dictionary:facies".
  2. ^ "NOUNS OF THE FOURTH DECLENSION". Archived from the original on 2008-07-20.
  3. ^ "Craniometaphyseal Dysplasia - NORD (National Organization for Rare Disorders)".

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