hippocratic face definition

  • adjective:
    • the alteration produced in the countenance by death, or lengthy vomiting, extortionate evacuations, excessive hunger, and so on. The nostrils is pinched, the eyes tend to be sunk, the temples hollow, the ears cool and retracted, skin of forehead tight and dried out, the skin livid, the mouth pendent, comfortable, and cool; -- so named, as having already been described by Hippocrates.
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