[ ih-pahy-rik ]
/ ɪˈpaɪ rɪk /
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extending inland from a continental margin: an epeiric sea.
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Origin of epeiric
1920–25; <Greek ḗpeir(os) mainland, continent + -ic
Words nearby epeiric
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Example sentences from the Web for epeiric
There it traversed an epeiric, or mid-continental sea open to both north and south.Climatic Changes|Ellsworth Huntington
British Dictionary definitions for epeiric
/ (ɪˈpaɪrɪk) /
geology in, of, or relating to a continentan epeiric sea
Word Origin for epeiric
C20: from Greek ēpeiros continent + -ic
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