Resting or lying immediately above or on something else.
Lying or resting above or upon.
Origin of superjacent
- Latin superiacēns superiacent- present participle of superiacēre to lie over super- super- iacēre to lie down yē- in Indo-European roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- From (the stem of) Latin superjacÄ“ns, present participle of superjacÄ“re, from super- + jacÄ“re (“to lie").