an exaggerated feeling of one’s own superiority.
(informal) an inflated estimate of one’s own merit, usually manifested in arrogance
superiority complex su·pe·ri·or·i·ty complex (sōō-pēr’ē-ôr’ĭ-tē)
An exaggerated feeling of being superior to others.
A psychological defense mechanism in which a person’s feelings of superiority counter or conceal his or her feelings of inferiority.
- Superior laryngeal nerve
superior laryngeal nerve n. A branch of the vagus nerve at the inferior ganglion. At the thyroid cartilage, it divides into two branches, the internal, which supplies the mucous membrane of the larynx above the vocal cords; and the external, which supplies the inferior pharyngeal constrictor and the cricothyroid muscles.
- Superior laryngeal vein
superior laryngeal vein n. A vein that accompanies the superior laryngeal artery and empties into the superior thyroid vein.
- Superior limb
superior limb n. See upper extremity.
- Superior limbic keratoconjunctivitis
superior limbic keratoconjunctivitis n. Inflammatory edema of the central area of the superior corneoscleral limbus of the eye, usually in both eyes, and marked by spontaneous healing and recurrence.