superscription

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noun su·per·scrip·tion \ˌsü-pər-ˈskrip-shən\

Definition of superscription

  1. 1 :  something written or engraved on the surface of, outside, or above something else :  inscription; also :  address

  2. 2 :  the act of superscribing

Origin and Etymology of superscription

Middle English, from Late Latin superscription-, superscriptio, from Latin superscribere


Medical Dictionary

superscription

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noun su·per·scrip·tion \ˌsü-pər-ˈskrip-shən\

Medical Definition of superscription

  1. :  the part of a pharmaceutical prescription which contains or consists of the Latin word recipe or the sign


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