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Definition of Superjacent

Superjacent: Lying just above or upon. Overlying. The opposite of superjacent is subjacent. Other related terms include adjacent and circumjacent. From super-, above, over + the Latin jacere, to lie = to lie above.

Source: MedTerms™ Medical Dictionary
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Last Editorial Review: 6/14/2012

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