hippocratic facies

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Hippocratic facies (ˌhɪpəʊˈkrætɪk)
 
n
the sallow facial expression, with listless staring eyes, often regarded as denoting approaching death

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hippocratic facies hip·po·crat·ic facies (hĭp'ə-krāt'ĭk)
n.
A pinched expression of the face, with sunken eyes, hollow cheeks and temples, and relaxed lips, observed in one dying after an exhausting illness. Also called hippocratic face.

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