being at, on, or near the surface:
a superficial wound.
of or relating to the surface:
external or outward:
a superficial resemblance.
concerned with or comprehending only what is on the surface or obvious:
a superficial observer.
shallow; not profound or thorough:
a superficial writer.
apparent rather than real.
insubstantial or insignificant:
of, relating to, being near, or forming the surface: superficial bruising
displaying a lack of thoroughness or care: a superficial inspection
only outwardly apparent rather than genuine or actual: the similarity was merely superficial
of little substance or significance; trivial: superficial differences
lacking originality or profundity: the film’s plot was quite superficial
(of measurements) involving only the surface area
superficial su·per·fi·cial (sōō’pər-fĭsh’əl)
Of, affecting, or being on or near the surface.
- Superficial dorsal veins of clitoris
superficial dorsal veins of clitoris pl.n. Any of the paired tributaries to the external pudendal vein on either side.
- Superficial dorsal veins of penis
superficial dorsal veins of penis pl.n. Any of the paired tributaries of the external pudendal veins on each side, superficial to the fascia.
- Superficial epigastric vein
superficial epigastric vein n. A vein that drains the lower and medial part of the anterior abdominal wall and empties into the great saphenous vein.
- Superficial fascia
superficial fascia n. See tela subcutanea.