situated or occurring underneath or below; underlying.
forming a basis.
lower than but not directly under something.
- sub·ja·cen·cy, noun
- sub·ja·cent·ly, adverb
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How to use subjacent in a sentence
In Raja, the similarity of the pseudo-epithelium to the subjacent tissue is very much more marked than in Scyllium.
It was still sharply separated from the subjacent stroma, though a membrane could only be demonstrated in certain parts.
The important difference between us refers to our views of the nature of the tissue subjacent to the pseudo-epithelium.
Below this layer fresh segments were obviously being added to the blastoderm from the subjacent yolk.
The chest is heated from the subjacent grate c, upon which the fuel is laid, through the fire-door d.A Dictionary of Arts, Manufactures and Mines | Andrew Ure
British Dictionary definitions for subjacent
forming a foundation; underlying
lower than though not directly below: tall peaks and their subjacent valley
- subjacency, noun
- subjacently, adverb
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