Su`per*scrip"tion (?), n. [L. superscriptio. See Superscribe.]

1.

The act of superscribing.

2.

That which is written or engraved on the surface, outside, or above something else; specifically, an address on a letter, envelope, or the like.

Holland.

The superscription of his accusation was written over, The King of the Jews. Mark xv. 26.

3. Pharm.

That part of a prescription which contains the Latin word recipe (Take) or the sign .

 

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