Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Of or concerning the face.
  • noun A treatment for the face, usually consisting of a massage and the application of cosmetic creams.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Deep, a vein passing from the pterygoid plexus to empty into the anterior facial below the malar bone. Also called anterior internal maxillary vein.
  • Posterior, the temporomaxillary vein.
  • Transverse, one of two veins passing over the surface of the masseter muscle to empty into the common temporal vein. See basifacial, craniofacial.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Of or pertaining to the face.
  • adjective (Anat.) the angle, in a skull, included between a straight line (ab, in the illustrations), from the most prominent part of the forehead to the front efge of the upper jaw bone, and another (cd) from this point to the center of the external auditory opening. See Gnathic index, under Gnathic.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective Of or affecting the face.
  • noun a personal care beauty treatment which involves cleansing and moisturizing of the human face.
  • noun slang A foul play which involves one player hitting another in the face.
  • noun vulgar, slang A sex act of male ejaculation onto another person's face.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective of or pertaining to the outside surface of an object
  • noun care for the face that usually involves cleansing and massage and the application of cosmetic creams
  • noun cranial nerve that supplies facial muscles
  • adjective of or concerning the face

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