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 perineal space
superficial perineal space n. The space bounded above by the perineal membrane and below by the superficial perineal fascia and containing the root structure of the penis or clitoris
- Superficial peroneal nerve
superficial peroneal nerve n. A branch of the common peroneal nerve that passes downward in front of the fibula to supply the long and short peroneal muscles and terminates in the skin of the dorsum of the foot and of the toes.
- Superficial reflex
superficial reflex n. A reflex elicited by stimulation of the skin.
- Superficial temporal vein
superficial temporal vein n. Any of the veins that pass from the temporal region to join the retromandibular vein.