circumjacent


cir·cum·ja·cent

adjective \ˌsər-kəm-ˈjā-sənt\

Definition of CIRCUMJACENT

:  lying adjacent on all sides :  surrounding

Origin of CIRCUMJACENT

Latin circumjacent-, circumjacens, present participle of circumjacēre to lie around, from circum- + jacēre to lie — more at adjacent
First Known Use: 15th century

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