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face
The human face (Mona Lisa).
Latin faciesa
MeSH Face
Dorlands/Elsevier f_01/12350945

The face is the front part of the head and includes the hair, forehead, eyebrow, eyes, nose, ears, cheeks, mouth, lips, philtrum, teeth, skin, and chin.[1] The face is used for expression, appearance, and identity amongst others. [2] Image File history File links Download high resolution version (560x864, 45 KB) MONA LISA 1509 Subject: The Mona Lisa Source: [1] File links The following pages link to this file: Painting Mona Lisa Talk:Mona Lisa Wikipedia:Selected anniversaries/August Wikipedia:Selected anniversaries/August 22 Talk:August 22 Wikipedia:Selected... For other uses, see Mona Lisa (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Latins and Latin (disambiguation). ... Medical Subject Headings (MeSH) is a huge controlled vocabulary (or metadata system) for the purpose of indexing journal articles and books in the life sciences. ... Elseviers logo. ... For other uses of the word head, see head (disambiguation). ... This article is about the body feature. ... In human anatomy, the forehead or brow is the bony part of the head above the eyes. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... For other uses, see Eye (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Nose (disambiguation). ... For an alternative meaning, see ear (botany). ... The word cheek can mean several things. ... For other uses, see Mouth (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Lip (disambiguation). ... For the publishing house, see Philtrum Press. ... Teeth redirects here. ... This article is about the organ. ... This article is about the part of the face. ... Photographs from the 1862 book Mécanisme de la Physionomie Humaine by Guillaume Duchenne. ...


The face as a means of recognition

The face is the feature which best distinguishes a person, often at first glance. It is unique to each person.


Caricatures often exaggerate facial features to make a face easily recognized in association with a pronounced portion of the face of the individual in question—for example, a caricature of Osama bin Laden might focus on his facial hair and nose; a caricature of George W. Bush might enlarge his ears to the size of an elephant's; and and a caricature of Jay Leno may pronounce his head and chin. Exaggeration of memorable features helps people to recognize others when presented in a caricature form. [3] For the book of comics by Daniel Clowes, see Caricature (Daniel Clowes collection). ... Osama bin Muhammad bin Awad bin Laden (Arabic: ‎; born March 10, 1957[1]), most often mentioned as Osama bin Laden or Usama bin Laden, is a Saudi Arabian militant Islamist and is widely believed to be one of the founders of the organization called al-Qaeda. ... George Walker Bush (born July 6, 1946) is the forty-third and current President of the United States of America, originally inaugurated on January 20, 2001. ... James Douglas Muir Jay Leno (April 28, 1950) is an Emmy Award-winning American stand-up comedian and television host, who succeeded Johnny Carson as host of The Tonight Show in 1992. ...


Cosmetic surgery is often used to alter the appearance of the facial features. [4] Plastic surgery is a general term for operative manual and instrumental treatment which is performed for functional or aesthetic reasons. ...


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Wiktionary (a portmanteau of wiki and dictionary) is a multilingual, Web-based project to create a free content dictionary, available in over 151 languages. ... Making faces Making a face is a Western term for what someone is doing if they create an odd position with the features of their face, primarily their mouth, tongue, nose, eyes, and cheeks. ... Prosopagnosia (sometimes known as face blindness) is disorder of face perception where the ability to recognize faces is impaired, while the ability to recognize objects may be relatively intact. ... Face perception is the process by which the brain and mind understand and interpret the face, particularly the human face. ... Diprosopus (Greek , two-faced, from , , two and , [neuter], face, person; with Latin ending), also known as craniofacial duplication (cranio- from Greek , skull, the other parts Latin), is an extremely rare congenital disorder whereby part or all of the face is duplicated on the head. ... List of bones of the human skeleton Human anatomy is primarily the scientific study of the morphology of the adult human body. ... For other uses of the word head, see head (disambiguation). ... In humans, the adult skull is normally made up of 22 bones. ... In human anatomy, the forehead or brow is the bony part of the head above the eyes. ... For other uses, see Eye (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Ear (disambiguation). ... The visible part of the human nose is the protruding part of the face that bears the nostrils. ... Sagittal section of nose mouth, pharynx, and larynx. ... For other uses, see Tongue (disambiguation). ... Teeth redirects here. ... The mandible (from Latin mandibÅ­la, jawbone) or inferior maxillary bone is, together with the maxilla, the largest and strongest bone of the face. ... This article is about the anatomical feature. ... This article is about the part of the face. ... Image File history File links Human body features (external) Created by Vsion. ... For other uses, see Neck (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Throat (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Adams apple (disambiguation). ... The human torso Torso is an anatomical term for the greater part of the human body without the head and limbs. ... This article is about the body part. ... The vertebral column seen from the side Different regions (curvatures) of the vertebral column The vertebral column (backbone or spine) is a column of vertebrae situated in the dorsal aspect of the abdomen. ... For other uses, see Breast (disambiguation). ... The Tail of Spence (or Spences tail) is an extension of the tissue of the breast which extends into the axilla (armpit). ... Male Chest The chest is a part of the anatomy of humans and various other animals. ... The human rib cage is a part of the human skeleton within the thoracic area. ... The human abdomen (from the Latin word meaning belly) is the part of the body between the pelvis and the thorax. ... For other uses, see Navel (disambiguation). ... A sex organ, or primary sexual characteristic, as narrowly defined, is any of the anatomical parts of the body which are involved in sexual reproduction and constitute the reproductive system in a complex organism; in mammals, these are: Female: Bartholins glands, cervix, clitoris, Fallopian tubes, labia, ovaries, Skenes... The clitoris is a sexual organ that is present only in female mammals. ... The vagina, (from Latin, literally sheath or scabbard ) is the tubular tract leading from the uterus to the exterior of the body in female placental mammals and marsupials, or to the cloaca in female birds, monotremes, and some reptiles. ... The penis (plural penises, penes) is an external male sexual organ. ... In some male mammals the scrotum is a protuberance of skin and muscle containing the testicles. ... Look up testes in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... In anatomy, the hip is the bony projection of the femur which is known as the greater trochanter, and the overlying muscle and fat. ... This article is about the bodily orifice. ... Bottom commonly refers to the human buttocks but also has other uses. ... A limb (from the Old English lim) is a jointed, or prehensile (as octopus tentacles or new world monkey tails), appendage of the human or animal body; a large or main branch of a tree; a representative, branch or member of a group or organization. ... Look up ARM in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... For the band, see Elbow (band). ... // The Human Forearm The forearm is the structure on the upper limb, between the elbow and the wrist. ... For the municipality in Germany, see Wrist, Germany. ... For other uses, see Hand (disambiguation). ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... For other uses, see Thumb (disambiguation). ... The second digit of a human hand is also referred to as the index finger, pointer finger, forefinger, trigger finger, digitus secundus, or digitus II. It is located between the first and third digits - that is, between the thumb and the middle finger. ... This article is about the vulgar gesture. ... The ring finger is the fourth digit of the human hand, and the second most ulnar finger, located between the middle finger and the little finger. ... The little finger, often called the pinky in American English and pinkie in Scottish English (from the Dutch word pink, meaning little finger), is the most ulnar and usually smallest finger of the human hand, opposite the thumb, next to the ring finger. ... In common usage, a human leg is the lower limb of the body, extending from the hip to the ankle, and including the thigh, the knee, and the cnemis. ... Manuel Márquez de León International Airport (IATA: LAP, ICAO: MMLP) is an international airport located at La Paz, Baja California Sur, Mexico. ... In humans the thigh is the area between the pelvis and buttocks and the knee. ... For other uses, see Knee (disambiguation). ... The calf or gastrosoleus is a pair of muscles—the gastrocnemius and soleus—at the back of the lower human leg. ... For other uses, see Heel (disambiguation). ... For a review of anatomical terms, see Anatomical position and Anatomical terms of location. ... For other uses, see Foot (disambiguation). ... This article is about the body part. ... Toes on foot. ... This article is about the organ. ... This article is about the body feature. ...

References

  1. ^ Dictionary.com
  2. ^ Anatomy of the Face and Head Underlying Facial Expression
  3. ^ information about caricatures
  4. ^ MedlinePlus: Plastic and Cosmetic Surgery

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Face - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (481 words)
The face is the front part of the head, in humans from forehead to chin including the head, hair, forehead, eyebrow, eyes, nose, cheek, mouth, lips, teeth, skin, and chin.
Many celebrities have cosmetic surgery applied to their face to improve their appearance, however cosmetic surgery is expensive and is more commonly used in dental practice or to repair injuries.
In order to keep a face clean and healthy from disease, healthcare is required such as washing and showering of the face using water and soap with a cloth.
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