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{adj: facial} of or concerning the face
"a facial massage"
"facial hair"
"facial expression"

{adj: facial} of or pertaining to the outside surface of an object

{adj: featured} having facial features as specified; usually used in combination
"a grim-featured man"

{n: Horner's syndrome} a pattern of symptoms occurring as a result of damage to nerves in the cervical region of the spine (drooping eyelids and constricted pupils and absence of facial sweating)

{n: Identikit, Identikit picture} a likeness of a person's face constructed from descriptions given to police; uses a set of transparencies of various facial features that can be combined to build up a picture of the person sought

{n: Ramsay Hunt syndrome} syndrome resulting from infection by the herpes varicella zoster virus; characterized by vertigo and pain in the ears and facial nerve paralysis and sometimes hearing loss

{n: Tourette's syndrome, Gilles de la Tourette syndrome} neurological disorder characterized by facial grimaces and tics and movements of the upper body and grunts and shouts and coprolalia

{n: angular artery, arteria angularis} the terminal branch of the facial artery

{n: angular vein, vena angularis} a short vein formed by the supraorbital vein and the supratrochlear vein and continuing as the facial vein

{n: anterior facial vein, vena facialis anterior} a continuation of the angular vein; unites with the retromandibular vein before emptying into the internal jugular vein

{n: blemish, defect, mar} a mark or flaw that spoils the appearance of something (especially on a person's body)
"a facial blemish"

{n: botulinum toxin A, Botox} a neurotoxin (trade name Botox) that is used clinically in small quantities to treat strabismus and facial spasms and other neurological disorders characterized by abnormal muscle contractions; is also used by cosmetic surgeons to smooth frown lines temporarily

{n: common facial vein} vein formed by union of facial vein and the retromandibular vein and emptying into the jugular vein

{n: disfigurement, disfiguration, deformity} an appearance that has been spoiled or is misshapen
"there were distinguishing disfigurements on the suspect's back"
"suffering from facial disfiguration"

{n: emoticon} a representation of a facial expression (as a smile or frown) created by typing a sequence of characters in sending email
":-( and :-) are emoticons"

{n: esthetician, aesthetician} a worker skilled in giving beauty treatments (manicures and facials etc.)

{n: expression, look, aspect, facial expression, face} the feelings expressed on a person's face
"a sad expression"
"a look of triumph"
"an angry face"

{n: external nasal vein, vena nasalis externa} one of the veins that drain the external nose and empty into the angular or facial vein

{n: face recognition, facial recognition, automatic face recognition} biometric identification by scanning a person's face and matching it against a library of known faces
"they used face recognition to spot known terrorists"

{n: facial artery, arteria facialis, external maxillary artery} an artery that originates in the external carotid and gives off branches that supply the neck and face

{n: facial expression, facial gesture} a gesture executed with the facial muscles

{n: facial index} the ratio (in percent) of the maximum width to the maximum height of the face

{n: facial muscle} any of the skeletal muscles of the face

{n: facial profiling} identification of criminals and terrorist by means of videotapes of their faces
"facial profiling is a new form of airport security"

{n: facial tissue} tissue paper suitable for use on the face

{n: facial vein, vena facialis} any of several veins draining the face

{n: facial, facial nerve, nervus facialis, seventh cranial nerve} cranial nerve that supplies facial muscles

{n: facial} care for the face that usually involves cleansing and massage and the application of cosmetic creams

{n: feminization, feminisation} the process of becoming feminized; the development of female characteristics (loss of facial hair or breast enlargement) in a male because of hormonal disorders or castration

{n: fetal alcohol syndrome} a medical condition in which body deformation or facial development or mental ability of a fetus is impaired because the mother drank alcohol while pregnant

{n: frown line} a facial wrinkle associated with frowning

{n: frown, scowl} a facial expression of dislike or displeasure

{n: grimace, face} a contorted facial expression
"she made a grimace at the prospect"

{n: inferior labial artery, arteria labialis inferior} a branch of the facial artery that supplies the lower lip

{n: inferior labial vein, vena labialis inferior} a tributary of the facial vein that drains the lower lip

{n: labial artery, arteria labialis} a branch of the facial artery that supplies the lips of the mouth

{n: laugh} a facial expression characteristic of a person laughing
"his face wrinkled in a silent laugh of derision"

{n: lingual vein, vena lingualis} a vein that receives blood from the tongue and the floor of the mouth and empties into the internal jugular or the facial vein

{n: mime, mimer, mummer, pantomimer, pantomimist} an actor who communicates entirely by gesture and facial expression

{n: monocle, eyeglass} lens for correcting defective vision in one eye; held in place by facial muscles

{n: orthodontic treatment} dental treatment that corrects irregularities of the teeth or of the relation of the teeth to surrounding anatomy; treatment is usually by braces or mechanical aids
"orthodontic treatment of facial abnormalities"

{n: palatine vein, vena palatina} a vein that drains the region of the palate and empties into the facial vein

{n: parotid vein} parotid branches of the facial vein; they drain part of the parotid gland and empty into the retromandibular vein

{n: platysma} either of two broad muscles located on either side of the neck and innervated by the facial nerve; extends from lower jaw to clavicle and is involved in moving the mouth and jaw

{n: pterygoid plexus} a plexus of veins draining the region of the pterygoid muscles and draining into the internal maxillary and anterior facial veins

{n: raccoon dog, Nyctereutes procyonides} small wild dog of eastern Asia having facial markings like those of a raccoon

{n: retromandibular vein, vena retromandibularis, posterior facial vein} posterior branch of the facial vein; formed by temporal veins in front of the ear

{n: smile, smiling, grin, grinning} a facial expression characterized by turning up the corners of the mouth; usually shows pleasure or amusement

{n: sneer, leer} a facial expression of contempt or scorn; the upper lip curls

{n: sneerer, scorner} a person who expresses contempt by remarks or facial expression

{n: straight face} a serious facial expression giving no evidence of interest or amusement

{n: superior labial artery, arteria labialis superior} a branch of the facial artery that supplies the upper lip

{n: superior labial vein, vena labialis superior} a tributary of the facial vein that drains the upper lip

{n: taste cell, gustatory cell} an epithelial cell in a taste bud that activates sensory fibers of the facial nerve or the glossopharyngeal nerve or the vagus nerve

{n: wince} the facial expression of sudden pain

{v: beam} smile radiantly ; express joy through one's facial expression

{v: convulse} cause to contract
"The spasm convulses her facial muscles"

{v: look} have a certain outward or facial expression
"How does she look?"
"The child looks unhappy"
"She looked pale after the surgery"

{v: smile} change one's facial expression by spreading the lips, often to signal pleasure

{v: thread} remove facial hair by tying a fine string around it and pulling at the string
"She had her eyebrows threaded"

{v: tweeze} pluck with tweezers
"tweeze facial hair"

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