[ soo-per-fish-ee-eez, -fish-eez ]
/ ˌsu pərˈfɪʃ iˌiz, -ˈfɪʃ iz /
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noun, plural su·per·fi·ci·es.

the surface, outer face, or outside of a thing.
the outward appearance, especially as distinguished from the inner nature.



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Origin of superficies

1520–30; <Latin superficiēs, equivalent to super-super- + -ficiēs, combining form of faciēsface
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British Dictionary definitions for superficies

/ (ˌsuːpəˈfɪʃiːz) /

noun plural -cies rare

a surface or outer face
the outward form of a thing

Word Origin for superficies

C16: from Latin: upper side, from super- + faciēs face
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Medical definitions for superficies

[ sōō′pər-fĭshēz, -fĭshē-ēz′ ]

n. pl. superficies

The outer surface of an area or a body.
External appearance or aspect.
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