epi-

prefix
variants: or ep-

Definition of epi-

1 : upon epiphyte : besides epiphenomenon : attached to epididymis : over epicenter : outer epiblast : after epigenesis
2a : chemical entity related to (such) another epimer
b : chemical entity distinguished from (such) another by having a bridge connection epichlorohydrin

History and Etymology for epi-

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

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“Epi-.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/epi-. Accessed 31 Jul. 2021.

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