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

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about subjacent

Time Traveler for subjacent

Time Traveler

The first known use of subjacent was in 1583

See more words from the same year

Statistics for subjacent

Cite this Entry

“Subjacent.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/subjacent. Accessed 20 Jan. 2021.

Keep scrolling for more

More Definitions for subjacent

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

Comments on subjacent

What made you want to look up subjacent? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

Words of Snow and Ice Quiz

  • image1037863653
  • Which of the following refers to thin, bending ice, or to the act of running over such ice?
True or False

Test your knowledge - and maybe learn something along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Typeshift

Anagram puzzles meet word search.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!