epeiric sea

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e·pei·ric sea

[Greek ēpeiros, mainland, continent + -ic.]
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The Arabian Gulf is an enclosed epeiric sea connected to the world oceans via the relatively narrow Strait of Hormuz.
According to the data collected, Graptolites lived intermittently within the shallow benthos of the epeiric sea of North America.
The shallow shelf of central Texas during early Cretaceous time exhibited a cyclically transitional shoreline and shallow marine environment along an epeiric sea.
We tested the hypothesis that increased input of marine P to the epeiric sea might be correlated with global variations in oceanic bioproductivity.