superscription

[ soo-per-skrip-shuh n ]
/ ˌsu pərˈskrɪp ʃən /

noun

the act of superscribing.
something that is superscribed.
an address on a letter, parcel, or the like.
Pharmacology. the sign ℞, meaning “take,” at the beginning of a prescription.

Origin of superscription

1350–1400; Middle English superscripcioun < Late Latin superscrīptiōn- (stem of superscrīptiō) a writing above. See superscript, -ion
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British Dictionary definitions for superscription

superscription
/ (ˌsuːpəˈskrɪpʃən) /

noun

the act of superscribing
a superscribed title, address, etc
the symbol (℞) at the head of a medical prescription, which stands for the Latin word recipe (take)
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Medical definitions for superscription

superscription
[ sōō′pər-skrĭpshən ]

n.

The part of a prescription that bears the Latin word recipe represented by ℞.
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