subjacent

adjective
sub·​ja·​cent | \ ˌsəb-ˈjā-sᵊnt How to pronounce subjacent (audio) \

Definition of subjacent

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

Other Words from subjacent

subjacently adverb

First Known Use of subjacent

1583, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for subjacent

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

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“Subjacent.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/subjacent. Accessed 21 Jan. 2022.

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subjacent

adjective
sub·​ja·​cent | \ səb-ˈjās-ᵊnt How to pronounce subjacent (audio) \

Medical Definition of subjacent

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

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