circumjacent

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

Definition of circumjacent

  1. :  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


First Known Use: 15th century

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