superscription

noun
su·​per·​scrip·​tion | \ ˌsü-pər-ˈskrip-shən How to pronounce superscription (audio) \

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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The first known use of superscription was in the 14th century

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“Superscription.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/superscription. Accessed 22 Sep. 2020.

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superscription

noun
su·​per·​scrip·​tion | \ ˌsü-pər-ˈskrip-shən How to pronounce superscription (audio) \

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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