Medical Definition of Superjacent
Superjacent: Lying just above or upon. Overlying. The opposite of superjacent is subjacent. Other related terms include adjacent and circumjacent. From super-, above, over + the Latin jacere, to lie = to lie above.
Last Editorial Review: 9/14/2016
Back to MedTerms online medical dictionary A-Z List
Need help identifying pills and medications?