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 ℞

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