Facial Features

Facial Features


the condition of having an upper jaw that protrudes beyond the plane of the face. — gnathic, adj.
Obsolete, the act of gaping or letting the mouth hang open wide.
a feature or detail in relation to outline or contour, as a feature of a face. — lineamental, adj.
the condition of having medium-sized jaws that project only slightly from the plane of the face. — mesognathic, mesognathous, adj.
Rare. a form of divination involving examination of facial features. — metopomantic, adj.
the art or science of physiognomy; the attempt to discern a person’s character from the study of the facial features. — metoposcopist, n., — metoposcopic, metoposcopical, adj.
the condition of having retracted jaws. — opisthognathic, opisthognathous, adj.
the condition of having straight jaws. — orthognathic, orthog-nathous, adj.
the study of the signs that reveal human passions. — pathognomonic, adj.
1. the art of determining character or personal qualities from the features or form of the body, especially the face.
2. divination by examining the features of a face. — physiognomist, n. — physiognomic, physiognomical, adj.
the condition of having jaws that project beyond the upper part of the face. — prognathic, prognathous, adj.
neuralgia affecting the face.
1. Obsolete, a description of the face. See also history.
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First described more than 40 years ago, Williams syndrome includes mild or moderate mental retardation, impaired perception of three-dimensional space, marked problems in using numbers, small stature, elfin facial features, heart and blood vessel defects, and excess concentrations of calcium in the blood during childhood.
Hamamy syndrome is a rare genetic disorder which is marked by abnormal facial features and defects in the heart, bone, blood and reproductive cells.
The researchers showed 39 Japanese women composite male faces that emphasized masculine or feminine facial features to differing degrees.
In both experiments, participants' performance with the whole faces was no better than with the isolated features-and no better than the OBI-indicating that the facial features were not processed holistically when shown in combination.
A mix of baby-faced and mature facial features has been rated as most attractive in other research, remarks psychologist Leslie A.
In 1993, Keating and his colleagues reported that the absence of one copy of a chromosome 7 gene called elastin caused the heart problems and unusual facial features of Williams syndrome.
"A face's key features, in terms of eigeninformation, may or may not relate to what we call facial features, like eyes, nose, lips, and hair,," Pentland says.
According to researchers at Albright College in Reading, Pa, self-identified heterosexuals had facial features that were slightly more symmetrical than homosexuals.
A beautiful face exerts its allure on people regardless of culture, thanks largely to an evolutionarily designed preference for certain facial features, three psychologists assert in the March 17 NATURE.
Gaurav Aggarwal of the team realised that matching individual facial features rather than whole faces could be more successful.
[USA], Apr 20 (ANI): A research found that just like adults, children by the age of five, make character judgement and adjust their behaviour towards people based on the facial features.
The program carefully analyzes the two faces, detects their facial features, and applies sophisticated mathematical transformations to these facial features to show a totally new face.