epicontinental

[ep-i-kon-tn-en-tl]
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adjective

found or located in or on a continent: epicontinental minerals; an epicontinental sea.

Origin of epicontinental

First recorded in 1900–05; epi- + continental
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epicontinental

adjective

(esp of a sea) situated on a continental shelf or continent
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