circumjacent

[ sur-kuhm-jey-suhnt ]

adjective
  1. lying around; surrounding.

Origin of circumjacent

1
1480–90; <Latin circumjacent- (stem of circumjacēns, present participle of circumjacēre to lie around), equivalent to circum-circum- + jac- lie + -ent--ent

Other words from circumjacent

  • cir·cum·ja·cence, cir·cum·ja·cen·cy, noun

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