Hippocratic facies

/ (ˌhɪpəʊˈkrætɪk) /

noun

the sallow facial expression, with listless staring eyes, often regarded as denoting approaching death

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Medical definitions for Hippocratic facies

hippocratic facies
[ hĭp′ə-krătĭk ]

n.

A pinched expression of the face, with sunken eyes, hollow cheeks and temples, and relaxed lips, observed in one dying after an exhausting illness.hippocratic face
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