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surficial

[ ser-fish-uhl ]
/ sərˈfɪʃ əl /
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adjective

of or relating to a surface, especially the land surface: a surficial geologic deposit.

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Origin of surficial

1890–95; blend of surface and superficial
sur·fi·cial·ly, adverb
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