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moon face

moon face in Medicine

moon face n.
The round usually red face seen in Cushing's syndrome or in hyperadrenocorticalism.

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  • His moon face stricken and appealing, Monsieur Pettipon addressed the chief steward.

  • To see the moon face to face gives a charming satisfaction which can never be realized two hundred and forty thousand miles away.

    Life in a Thousand Worlds William Shuler Harris
  • Then the door opened, and the moon face of Mr. Brotherton appeared in a flood of light.

    In the Heart of a Fool William Allen White
  • His moon face was inanimate, and vagrant emotions from his heart flicked across his features in quivers of anguish.

    In the Heart of a Fool William Allen White
  • Father Brown turned his moon face up to the narrow facade of the house and blinked hopelessly up.

  • Daniels nodded, his florid, moon face looking lumpy and important.

    The Sex Life of the Gods Michael Knerr
  • The gentleman thrust a moon face through the dusky doorway to inquire if I had changed my mind.

    Nights in London Thomas Burke
  • A chunky, balding man with a moon face and an irritated expression came up to be sworn in.

    ...Or Your Money Back Gordon Randall Garrett
  • His moon face—like a two-hundred-and-twenty-pound Kewpie's—wore a look of pride and responsibility.

  • Gallardo turned his head slightly to salute Plumitas, who sat smiling, his moon face peeping above his arms and the jacket.

    The Blood of the Arena Vicente Blasco Ibez

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