found or located in or on a continent: epicontinental minerals; an epicontinental sea.

1900–05; epi- + continental

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epicontinental (ˌɛpɪˌkɒntɪˈnɛntəl)
(esp of a sea) situated on a continental shelf or continent

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Depositional environment involves thick epicontinental anoxic marine shale.
Gypsum interpreted as forming in a large epicontinental marine basin.
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