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superjacent

[soo-per-jey-suh nt] /ˌsu pərˈdʒeɪ sənt/
adjective
1.
lying above or upon something else.
Origin of superjacent
1600-1610
1600-10; < Latin superjacent- (stem of superjacēns), present participle of superjacēre to rest upon. See super-, subjacent
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superjacent

/ˌsuːpəˈdʒeɪsənt/
adjective
1.
lying immediately above or upon
Word Origin
C17: from Late Latin superjacēre, from Latin super- + jacēre to lie
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