Definition of subjacent
: lying under or below; also : lower than though not directly below <hills and subjacent valleys>
Origin of subjacent
Latin subjacent-, subjacens, present participle of subjacēre to lie under, from sub- + jacēre to lie — more at adjacent
First Known Use: 1592
Medical Definition of subjacent
: lying immediately under or below <subjacent tissue> <severe bone loss subjacent to gingival inflammation>
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