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superficial

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adjective su·per·fi·cial \ˌsü-pər-ˈfish-əl\

Medical Definition of superficial

  1. 1:  of, relating to, or located near the surface <superficial blood vessels>

  2. 2:  lying on, not penetrating below, or affecting only the surface <superficial wounds>

  3. su·per·fi·cial·ly \-ē\play adverb





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