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subjacent

[suhb-jey-suh nt] /sʌbˈdʒeɪ sənt/
adjective
1.
situated or occurring underneath or below; underlying.
2.
forming a basis.
3.
lower than but not directly under something.
Origin
1590-1600
1590-1600; < Latin subjacent- (stem of subjacēns), present participle of subjacēre to underlie, equivalent to sub- sub- + jac(ēre) to lie + -ent- -ent
Related forms
subjacency, noun
subjacently, adverb
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  • The upper dam collapsed first, slumping in the subjacent and triggering the collapse of the lower dam.
  • As the cells multiply they extend into the subjacent mesoderm, and thus form a ridge or strand of cells imbedded in mesoderm.
  • Both heads, also, arise from the subjacent part of the capsule of the knee.
British Dictionary definitions for subjacent

subjacent

/sʌbˈdʒeɪsənt/
adjective
1.
forming a foundation; underlying
2.
lower than though not directly below: tall peaks and their subjacent valley
Derived Forms
subjacency, noun
subjacently, adverb
Word Origin
C16: from Latin subjacēre to lie close, adjoin, be under, from sub- + jacēre to lie
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Word Origin and History for subjacent
adj.

1590s, from Latin subiacentem (nominative subiacens), present participle of subiacere "to lie underneath" (see subject (n.)).

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subjacent in Medicine

subjacent sub·ja·cent (sŭb-jā'sənt)
adj.
Below or beneath another part.


sub·ja'cen·cy n.
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