circumjacent

adjective
cir·​cum·​ja·​cent | \ ˌsər-kəm-ˈjā-sᵊnt How to pronounce circumjacent (audio) \

Definition of circumjacent

: lying adjacent on all sides : surrounding

First Known Use of circumjacent

15th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for circumjacent

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

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“Circumjacent.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/circumjacent. Accessed 7 Mar. 2021.

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