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superjacent

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adjective su·per·ja·cent \ˌsü-pər-ˈjā-sənt\

Definition of superjacent

  1. :  lying above or upon :  overlying <superjacent rocks>



Origin of superjacent

Latin superjacent-, superjacens, present participle of superjacēre to lie over or upon, from super- + jacēre to lie; akin to Latin jacere to throw — more at jet


First Known Use: 1610

Rhymes with superjacent


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