epi-


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epi-

or ep-
pref.
1. On; upon: epiphyte.
2. Over; above: epicenter.
3. Around: epicarp.
4. Close to; near: epicalyx.
5. Besides: epiphenomenon.
6. After: epilogue.
7. Chemistry Epimer of: epitestosterone.

[Greek, from epi, upon; see epi in Indo-European roots.]

epi-

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eph-

or before a vowel

ep-

prefix
1. on; upon; above; over: epidermis; epicentre.
2. in addition to: epiphenomenon.
3. after: epigenesis; epilogue.
4. near; close to: epicalyx.
[from Greek, from epi (prep)]

epi-

a prefix occurring orig. in loanwords from Greek, with the following meanings: “on, upon, at” (epicenter; epitaph); “outer, exterior, or covering” (epidermis; epithelium); “extending generally” (epicene; epidemic); “accompanying, additional” (epiphemonenon; episode); “to, towards” (epistle); “following, succeeding” (epigone); “suddenness or forcefulness (of the action of the verb)” (epilepsy; epiphany). Also, before a vowel or h,ep-.
[< Greek, prefixal use of epí, preposition and adv.]
References in classic literature ?
None but nobles and gentry are knights, and NONE BUT THESE will remain to dance to our music after that epi- sode.
Figure 1A shows schematic diagrams for the epi- and trans-fluorescence optical set-ups.
To compare differences in signal intensity between epi- and trans-fluorescence, we imaged a pollen grain with the GFP filter set using the two modes.