circumjacent

adjective cir·cum·ja·cent \ ˌsər-kᵊm-ˈjā-sᵊnt \

Definition of circumjacent

: lying adjacent on all sides : surrounding

Origin and Etymology of circumjacent

Latin circumjacent-, circumjacens, present participle of circumjacēre to lie around, from circum- + jacēre to lie — more at adjacent


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