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epeiric

[ih-pahy-rik] /ɪˈpaɪ rɪk/
adjective
1.
extending inland from a continental margin:
an epeiric sea.
Origin
1920-1925
1920-25; < Greek ḗpeir(os) mainland, continent + -ic
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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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epeiric

/ɪˈpaɪrɪk/
adjective
1.
(geology) in, of, or relating to a continent: an epeiric sea
Word Origin
C20: from Greek ēpeiros continent + -ic
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Word Origin and History for epeiric
adj.

in reference to seas covering continental shelves, 1917, from Greek epeiros "mainland" + -ic.

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