• WordNet 3.6
    • adj facial of or pertaining to the outside surface of an object
    • adj facial of or concerning the face "a facial massage","facial hair","facial expression"
    • n facial care for the face that usually involves cleansing and massage and the application of cosmetic creams
    • n facial cranial nerve that supplies facial muscles
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The smile is the most frequently used facial expression. A smile can use anywhere from a pair of 5 to 53 facial muscles
    • a Facial Of or pertaining to the face; as, the facial artery, vein, or nerve.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: There are at least six universal facial expressions. They are: happiness, sadness, disgust, fear, anger and surprise
    • facial Pertaining to the face: as, facial expression: an epithet specifically applied in anatomy to many structures which compose this part of the head: as, a facial artery, bone, muscle, nerve, vein, etc.
    • facial Pertaining to some part of an animal like or called the face; specifically, in entomology, pertaining to the front of the head, or to the part distinguished as the face in the various orders.
    • facial Common, a short trunk, formed by the union of the anterior facial and anterior division of temporomaxillary to empty into the jugular at the level of the hyoid bone.
    • facial Deep, a vein passing from the pterygoid plexus to empty into the anterior facial below the malar bone. Also called anterior internal maxillary vein.
    • facial Posterior, the temporomaxillary vein.
    • facial Transverse, one of two veins passing over the surface of the masseter muscle to empty into the common temporal vein. See basifacial, craniofacial.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Ancient Egyptians used to think having facial hair was an indication of personal neglect
    • adj Facial fā′shal of or relating to the face
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  • Malcolm De Chazal
    Malcolm De Chazal
    “Animals awaken, first facially, then bodily. Men's bodies wake before their faces do. The animal sleeps within its body, man sleeps with his body in his mind.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
LL. facialis, fr. L. facies, face : cf. F. facial,


In literature:

The facial artery, V, and the facial vein, U, Plate 4, are in close connexion with the submaxillary gland.
"Surgical Anatomy" by Joseph Maclise
For a moment the facial tic stopped and his eyes held the old alertness.
"Adaptation" by Dallas McCord Reynolds
He pushed forward, and pulled back, he throttled, he went through facial and bodily contortions.
"Mr. Opp" by Alice Hegan Rice
The big cat made no move save a slight creasing of his facial muscles preparatory to a snarl if the wolf drew near.
"The Yellow Horde" by Hal G. Evarts
Around the tables sit, or stand, the players, exhibiting a variety of facial types, and national costumes.
"The Flag of Distress" by Mayne Reid
The facial angle of the orang, which has been estimated at from 60 deg.
"Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 56, Number 347, September, 1844" by Various
Delight and surprise succeeded each other on his countenance, whose muscles seemed habituated to all facial contortions.
"Jack" by Alphonse Daudet
She hadn't even changed her facial expression.
"A World Called Crimson" by Darius John Granger
I shall deem it my duty to administer a proper adjustment of his facial characteristics if he doesn't mind his own business.
"Eve to the Rescue" by Ethel Hueston
He is slightly Mongolian in his complexion and facial expression.
"From Paris to New York by Land" by Harry de Windt

In poetry:

You with your sad comicality,
You with your bum badinage--
Confound your congeniality!
Confound your "Facial Massage?"
"Christmas Cards" by Franklin Pierce Adams
But these, of all the liveried crew
Obeisant in Mammon's walk,
Most deferent ply the facial screw,
The spinal bend, submissive talk.
"Lines To A Friend Visiting America" by George Meredith
The facial page to me hath a charm
That no printed book can impart,
'Tis no fancied tale, 'tis no false alarm,
But stern truths from the human heart.
"An Open Book" by Jared Barhite

In news:

In a reversal, Mike Tyson has been denied entry to the country whose indigenous Maori people he says inspired his facial tattoo.
Unfortunately, in his brief moment of shining fame Marbles was overshadowed by the facial expression of MP Louise Mensch.
There is a certain kind of home cook who believes the best way to get children to eat something other than pizza and chicken nuggets is to arrange food into facial portraits.
James Holton shed some light on his work at the Tyler Oral and Facial Surgery center.
A second clinic for oral and facial surgery will soon be opened by Trinity Health.
More than half (56 percent) of women who use anti-aging facial skincare say they're not sure these products work, but they use them anyhow, reports the marketing research company NPD Group.
Valonda visits The Spa At Miller- Motte College to learn the benefits of deep cleansing facials.
The writer and star of "Five-Year Engagement" spoke with THR about his creative targets and the prominent facial scruff he wore in the new comedy.
That book as well as my Facial Hair Handbook will be available at jackpassion.com.
Americans right to be rankled at legal battle over Nidal Hasan's facial hair.
Neutrogena Oil-Free Acne Wash Redness Soothing Facial Cleanser.
You probably wouldn't want to use it as a facial mask, but you might want to try drinking it…in a Bloody Mary, that is.
The facials are popular for dogs with lighter fur because it helps remove tear stains.
Microsoft Corporation has applied for a patent for a method of facial detection that attempts to locate a face within an image by using a complex algorithm.
Microsoft Files Patent Application for Facial Recognition System.

In science:

The omniorientation may be altered by conjugating the j th facial bundle for any 1 6 j 6 2n, which has the effect of negating the j th column of Λ.
Spaces of polytopes and cobordism of quasitoric manifolds
Table 10: Measures of facial prognathism in males from modern living populations.
Evaluating Intraspecific Variation and Interspecific Diversity: comparing humans and fish species
On ex K various topologies have been considered: the facial topology (see , Ch.
On Maximal Measures
Furthermore, Darwin also cataloged the facial deformations that occur for each of the above mentioned class of expressions.
Face Expression Recognition and Analysis: The State of the Art
All of these factors led to a renewed interest in the development of automatic facial expression recognition systems.
Face Expression Recognition and Analysis: The State of the Art