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Definition of Subjacent

Subjacent: Just beneath or underneath. The opposite of subjacent is superjacent. Other related terms include adjacent and circumjacent. From sub-, under + the Latin jacere, to lie = to lie under.

Source: MedTerms™ Medical Dictionary
http://www.medicinenet.com/script/main/art.asp?articlekey=40134
Last Editorial Review: 6/14/2012

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