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epicontinental

[ep-i-kon-tn-en-tl] /ˌɛp ɪˌkɒn tnˈɛn tl/
adjective
1.
found or located in or on a continent:
epicontinental minerals; an epicontinental sea.
Origin
1900-1905
1900-05; epi- + continental
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  • Depositional environment involves thick epicontinental anoxic marine shale.
  • Gypsum interpreted as forming in a large epicontinental marine basin.
British Dictionary definitions for epicontinental

epicontinental

/ˌɛpɪˌkɒntɪˈnɛntəl/
adjective
1.
(esp of a sea) situated on a continental shelf or continent
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