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epeiric

[ ih-pahy-rik ]

adjective

  1. extending inland from a continental margin:

    an epeiric sea.



epeiric

/ ɪˈpaɪrɪk /

adjective

  1. geology in, of, or relating to a continent

    an epeiric sea



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Word History and Origins

Origin of epeiric1

1920–25; < Greek ḗpeir ( os ) mainland, continent + -ic
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Word History and Origins

Origin of epeiric1

C20: from Greek ēpeiros continent + -ic
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Example Sentences

There it traversed an epeiric, or mid-continental sea open to both north and south.

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