superscription


su·per·scrip·tion

noun \ˌsü-pər-ˈskrip-shən\

Definition of SUPERSCRIPTION

1
:  something written or engraved on the surface of, outside, or above something else :  inscription; also :  address
2
:  the act of superscribing

Origin of SUPERSCRIPTION

Middle English, from Late Latin superscription-, superscriptio, from Latin superscribere
First Known Use: 14th century

su·per·scrip·tion

noun \ˌsü-pər-ˈskrip-shən\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of SUPERSCRIPTION

: the part of a pharmaceutical prescription which contains or consists of the Latin word recipe or the sign

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