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superficial

 [soo″per-fish´al]
situated on or near the surface.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

su·per·fi·cial

(sū'pĕr-fi'shăl), [TA]
1. Situated nearer the surface of the body in relation to a specific reference point. Compare: profundus.
2. Cursory; not thorough. Synonym(s): superficialis [TA], sublimis (2)
[L. superficialis, fr. superficies, surface]
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

superficial

adjective Toward or near a surface; confined to or pertaining to a surface
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

su·per·fi·cial

(sū'pĕr-fish'ăl) [TA]
1. Cursory; not thorough.
2. Pertaining to or situated near the surface.
3. Synonym(s): superficialis.
[L. superficialis, fr. superficies, surface]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

superficial

Near the surface.
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005

superficial

on or near the surface, e.g. of an artery, vein or ovule.
Collins Dictionary of Biology, 3rd ed. © W. G. Hale, V. A. Saunders, J. P. Margham 2005

su·per·fi·cial

(sū'pĕr-fish'ăl) [TA]
1. Situated nearer body surface in relation to specific reference point.
2. Cursory; not thorough.
[L. superficialis, fr. superficies, surface]
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012
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