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

Origin and Etymology of superscription

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


Medical Dictionary

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 ℞

Seen and Heard

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

Love words? Need even more definitions?

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

WORD OF THE DAY

of very fine texture or delicate form

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Star Wars Words Quiz

  • cu-jedi-training
  • The bounty portion of bounty hunters (such as Boba Fett) comes from a Latin word meaning
How Strong Is Your Vocabulary?

Test your vocabulary with our 10-question quiz!

TAKE THE QUIZ
Syn City

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

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!