facial

[fey-shuhl]
adjective
1.
of the face: facial expression.
2.
for the face: a facial cream.
noun
3.
a treatment to beautify the face.

Origin:
1600–10; 1910–15 for def 3; < Medieval Latin faciālis. See face, -al1

facialist, noun
facially, adverb
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facia (ˈfeɪʃɪə)
 
n
a variant spelling of fascia
 
'facial
 
adj

facial (ˈfeɪʃəl)
 
adj
1.  of or relating to the face
 
n
2.  a beauty treatment for the face, involving cleansing, massage, and cosmetic packs
 
'facially
 
adv

fascia or facia (ˈfeɪʃɪə)
 
n , pl -ciae
1.  the flat surface above a shop window
2.  architect a flat band or surface, esp a part of an architrave or cornice
3.  fibrous connective tissue occurring in sheets beneath the surface of the skin and between muscles and groups of muscles
4.  biology a distinctive band of colour, as on an insect or plant
5.  (Brit) a less common name for dashboard
6.  a casing that fits over a mobile phone, with spaces for the buttons
 
[C16: from Latin: band: related to fascis bundle; see fasces]
 
facia or facia (ˈfeɪʃɪə, -ʃɪˌiː, ˈfæʃɪə)
 
n
 
[C16: from Latin: band: related to fascis bundle; see fasces]
 
'fascial or facia
 
adj
 
'facial or facia
 
adj

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Word Origin & History

facial
c.1600, from Fr. facial, from M.L. facialis of the face, from facies (see face (n.)). The noun meaning beauty treatment for the face is from 1914.
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Medical Dictionary

facial fa·cial (fā'shəl)
adj.
Relating to the face.

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Example sentences
It was determined the crows actually had facial-recognition abilities.
The facial tube is loosely attached to the rectal wall by areolar tissue in
  order to allow of distension of the viscus.
Finally it pierces the orbital septum, and ends in the skin of the upper
  eyelid, joining with filaments of the facial nerve.
Even one-on-one he was able to soften his approach through body language and
  facial expressions.
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