epeiric

[ih-pahy-rik]
adjective
extending inland from a continental margin: an epeiric sea.

Origin:
1920–25; < Greek ḗpeir(os) mainland, continent + -ic

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epeiric (ɪˈpaɪrɪk)
 
adj
geology in, of, or relating to a continent: an epeiric sea
 
[C20: from Greek ēpeiros continent + -ic]

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epeiric
used in ref. to seas covering continental shelves, 1917, from Gk. epeiros "mainland."
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These sediments were deposited in and along a broad epeiric sea during several fluctuations in sea level.
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