epi-

prefix
variants: or ep-

Definition of epi-

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

Origin and Etymology of epi-

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


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