subjacent

adjective sub·ja·cent \ -sᵊnt \

Definition of subjacent

:lying under or below; also :lower than though not directly below
  • hills and subjacent valleys

subjacently

adverb

Origin and Etymology of subjacent

Latin subjacent-, subjacens, present participle of subjacēre to lie under, from sub- + jacēre to lie — more at adjacent


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subjacent

adjective sub·ja·cent \ səb-ˈjās-ᵊnt \

medical Definition of subjacent

:lying immediately under or below
  • subjacent tissue
  • severe bone loss subjacent to gingival inflammation

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