What is facies?

Facies is the outward appearance and expression of the face.
adenoid f. The open-mouthed expression of children with adenoid growths.
hippocratic f. A pinched expression of the face with sunken eyes, hollow cheeks and
temples, relaxed lips, and leaden complexion, observed in a person dying after an exhausting illness.
Parkinson’s f. Lack of facial expression due to Parkinson’s disease.

In geology, a facies is a body of rock with specified characteristics, which can be any observable attribute of rocks, and the changes that may occur in those attributes over a geographic area.…

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