superjacent


su·per·ja·cent

adjective \ˌsü-pər-ˈjā-sənt\

Definition of SUPERJACENT

:  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

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