Definition of facial:

part of speech: adjective

Face; artery, nerve, bone, vein, etc..

part of speech: adjective

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.

part of speech: adjective

Pertaining to the face; as, facial expression.

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