Costive vs Facies - What's the difference?
As an adjective costive
As a noun facies is
(plurale tantum) appearance.
; 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.
(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.
- 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.
* masked facies