|tectonic boundary where two plates are moving toward each other|
|thin, distinctive stratum useful for stratigraphic correlation|
|—n , pl -cies|
|1.||the general form and appearance of an individual or a group of plants or animals|
|2.||the characteristics of a rock or series of rocks reflecting their appearance, composition, and conditions of formation|
|3.||med See Hippocratic facies the general facial expression of a patient, esp when typical of a specific disease or disorder|
|[C17: from Latin: appearance, |
facies fa·ci·es (fā'shē-ēz', -shēz)
n. pl. facies
The appearance or expression of the face, especially when typical of a certain disorder or disease.
The general aspect or outward appearance, as of a given growth of flora.
|facies (fā'shē-ēz', -shēz) Pronunciation Key