superscription

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

Definition of superscription 

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

2 : the act of superscribing

First Known Use of superscription

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for superscription

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

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superscription

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

Medical Definition of superscription 

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

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