Costive vs Facies - What's the difference?

costive | facies |

As an adjective costive

is constipated.

As a noun facies is

(plurale tantum) appearance.




  • constipated
  • miserly, parsimonious
  • Quotations

    ; constipated (figurative) * 2005 , , Bloomsbury Publishing, paperback edition, page 346: *: Melanie, who was used to Wani's costive memos, and even to dressing up the gist of a letter in her own words, stuck out her tongue in concentration as she took down Nick's old-fashioned periods and perplexing semicolons.




  • (plurale tantum) Appearance.
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  • The Chilean Amphijubula'' Schust. (Schuster, 1970a) which has the facies of a small ''Frullania'' and agrees with ''Frullania in leaf insertion and branching, has a nontiered seta with 16 epidermal cell rows surrounding 4 inner rows.
  • (plurale tantum, medicine) Facial features, like an expression or complexion, typical for patients having certain diseases or conditions (e.g. costive facies ).
  • (geology) A body of rock with specified characteristics reflecting the way it was formed.
  • Derived terms

    * biofacies * lithofacies * masked facies ----