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subjacent

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adjective sub·ja·cent \-sənt\

Definition of subjacent

  1. :  lying under or below; also :  lower than though not directly below <hills and subjacent valleys>

subjacently

adverb


Origin and Etymology of subjacent

Latin subjacent-, subjacens, present participle of subjacēre to lie under, from sub- + jacēre to lie — more at adjacent


First Known Use: 1592

Rhymes with subjacent


Medical Dictionary

subjacent

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adjective sub·ja·cent \səb-ˈjās-ənt\

Medical Definition of subjacent

  1. :  lying immediately under or below <subjacent tissue> <severe bone loss subjacent to gingival inflammation>




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