ecthlipsis

[ ek-thlip-sis ]
/ ɛkˈθlɪp sɪs /

noun, plural ec·thlip·ses [ek-thlip-seez]. /ɛkˈθlɪp siz/.

loss of a consonant, especially, in Latin, loss of a final m before a word beginning with a vowel or h.

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Origin of ecthlipsis

1650–60; <Late Latin <Greek ékthlīpsis, equivalent to ekthlī́b(ein) to squeeze out (ek-ec- + thlī́bein, variant of phlī́bein to squeeze) + -sis-sis

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