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ephippium

[ ih-fip-ee-uhm ]
/ ɪˈfɪp i əm /
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noun, plural e·phip·pi·a [ih-fip-ee-uh]. /ɪˈfɪp i ə/. Zoology.
a thick shell, consisting of two chitinous plates, that encloses and protects the winter eggs of a cladoceran.
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Origin of ephippium

1835–45; <New Latin <Greek ephíppion, noun use of neuter of ephíppios for putting on a horse, equivalent to ep-ep- + hípp(os) horse + -ios adj. suffix

OTHER WORDS FROM ephippium

e·phip·pi·al, adjective
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