Definition of superjacent in English:

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superjacent

Pronunciation: /ˌso͞opərˈjās(ə)nt/

adjective

technical
Lying over or above something else; overlying.
Example sentences
  • It was probably deposited in deeper water environments than the underlying Fairview Formation and the superjacent Bellevue strata but probably in shallower water environments than most of the Kope Formation.
  • The taxonomic diversity is higher than in the underlying Kope Formation and the superjacent upper Arnheim-lower Waynesville interval.
  • Higher in the Sheinwoodian Slite Group and in the superjacent Homerian Mulde Formation, morphotype C appears which has a distinctly enlarged first denticle succeeding the fang.

Origin

Late 16th century: from Latin superjacent-, from super- 'over' + jacere 'to lie'.

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Syllabification: su·per·ja·cent

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