[ ih-fip-ee-uh m ]
/ ɪˈfɪp i əm /
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 ephippiume·phip·pi·al, adjective
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It is in no way closely related to the large Bornean R. ephippium.
Indeed its relationship to the Siamese species is much closer than to the R. ephippium of Borneo.