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epi-

prefix

Definition of epi-

  1. 1 :  upon <epiphyte> :  besides <epiphenomenon> :  attached to <epididymis> :  over <epicenter> :  outer <epiblast> :  after <epigenesis>

  2. 2 a :  chemical entity related to (such) another <epimer> b :  chemical entity distinguished from (such) another by having a bridge connection <epichlorohydrin>



Variants of epi-

or ep-

Origin of epi-

Latin, from Greek, from epi on, at, besides, after; akin to Old English eofot crime


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