epicontinental

adjective

epi·​con·​ti·​nen·​tal ˌe-pi-ˌkän-tə-ˈnen-tᵊl How to pronounce epicontinental (audio)
: lying upon a continent or a continental shelf
epicontinental seas

Examples of epicontinental in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The ancient epicontinental sea bordered a forested coastline full of conifers, pines and cypresses. Santiago Flórez, Smithsonian Magazine, 6 Feb. 2024

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Word History

First Known Use

1898, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of epicontinental was in 1898

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“Epicontinental.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/epicontinental. Accessed 16 Apr. 2024.

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