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Medical Term:

superficial

Pronunciation: su'per-fi'shal

Definition:

  1. Situated nearer the surface of the body in relation to a specific reference point.
  2. Cursory; not thorough.

Synonym(s): superficialisTA, sublimis2

[L. superficialis, fr. superficies, surface]

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