subjacent


sub·ja·cent

adjective \-sənt\

Definition of SUBJACENT

:  lying under or below; also :  lower than though not directly below <hills and subjacent valleys>
sub·ja·cent·ly adverb

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

Rhymes with SUBJACENT

sub·ja·cent

adjective \səb-ˈjās-ənt\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of SUBJACENT

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

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