any of the five planets whose orbits are outside the orbit of the earth, namely, the planets Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune.
any of the planets (Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, and (formerly) Pluto) whose orbit lies outside that of the earth
Any of the planets Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, and Pluto, whose orbits lie beyond that of Earth. Because these planets never come between the Earth and Sun, they do not exhibit crescent phases, only full and gibbous. Unlike the inferior planets Mercury and Venus, superior planets rise in the east and set in the west in the normal pattern of celestial objects. Compare inferior planet. See also inner planet.
- Superior posterior serratus muscle
superior posterior serratus muscle superior posterior ser·ra·tus muscle (sə-rā’təs) n. A muscle with origin in the spinous processes of the two lower cervical and two upper thoracic vertebrae, with insertion into the second to the fifth ribs, and with nerve supply from the first to the fourth intercostals.
- Superior pulmonary vein
superior pulmonary vein n. A vein that returns blood from the left superior lobe of the lung to the left atrium; left superior pulmonary vein. A vein that returns blood from the superior and middle lobes of the right lung to the left atrium; right superior pulmonary vein.
adjective, Geology. 1. formed by descending waters, as mineral or ore deposits (opposed to hypogene). noun, Genetics. 1. a portion of a chromosome consisting of linked genes that act as a single unit of inheritance.
noun, plural supergalaxies. Astronomy. 1. a system of galaxies.