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
First Known Use: 15th century
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