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Definitions of facial

  1. care for the face that usually involves cleansing and massage and the application of cosmetic creams Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. cranial nerve that supplies facial muscles Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. Of or pertaining to the face; as, the facial artery, vein, or nerve. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. Pertaining to the face; as, facial expression. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  5. Pertaining to the face; as, the facial artery, vein, or nerve-FACIAL ANGLE, in anat. the angle formed by the plane of the face with a certain other plane. The facial angle of Camper is contained by a line drawn horizontally from the middle of the external entrance of the ear to the edge of the nostrils, and another from this latter point to the superciliary ridge of the frontal bone. Owen and others measure the facial angle by the face, or the most prominent parts of the forehead and upper jaw, and a line drawn from the occipital condyle along the floor of the nostrils. It has been sometimes stated that the more acute this angle the less will the intellectual faculties of the individual be developed, but as a test for this purpose it is fallacious, though it is of some value as a character in comparing the different races of mankind. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  6. Of, near, or affecting the face. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  7. Pertaining to the face. The facial angle, an imaginary angle formed either by drawing two lines, one horizontally from the nostril to the ear, and the other perpendicularly from the nostril to the most pominent part of the forehead, or by drawing a line over the most prominent parts of the face and from the occipital condyle to the base of the nose. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  8. Of or pert. to the face; in anat., opposed to the cranial parts of the head; facial angle, the angle formed by two lines, one drawn horizontally from the nostrils to the ear, and the other perpendicularly from the nostrils to the most prominent part of the forehead. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  9. See face. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  10. Face; artery, nerve, bone, vein, etc.. A dictionary of scientific terms. By Henderson, I. F.; Henderson, W. D. Published 1920.

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Usage examples for facial

  1. Old Pietro himself, slumbering at that moment on the floor of his gondola, often exhibited a startling power of facial expression, which fairly transfigured his weather- worn features. – A Venetian June by Anna Fuller
  2. It's the image of you as you were then, and as Miss Rexhill says, there is a facial resemblance even yet. – Hidden Gold by Wilder Anthony
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