(||Ep`i*neu"ri*um) n. [NL., fr. Gr. 'epi` upon + a nerve.] (Anat.) The connective tissue
framework and sheath of a nerve which bind together the nerve bundles, each of which has its own
special sheath, or perineurium.
(||Ep`in*glette") n. [F.] (Mil.) An iron needle for piercing the cartridge of a cannon before
(Ep`i*ni"cial) a. [See Epinicion.] Relating to victory. "An epinicial song." T. Warton.
(Ep`i*ni"cion) n. [NL., fr. Gr. fr. belonging to victory; 'epi` upon, to + victory: cf. L. epinicium.]
A song of triumph. [Obs.] T. Warton.
(Ep`i*nik"i*an) a. Epinicial.
(Ep`i*or"nis) n. [NL.: cf. F. épiornis. See Æpyornis.] (Zoöl.) One of the gigantic ostrichlike birds
of the genus Æpiornis, only recently extinct. Its remains have been found in Madagascar. [Written also Æpyornis.]
(Ep`i*o"tic) n. [Pref. epi- + Gr. gen. ear.] (Anat.) The upper and outer element of periotic
bone, in man forming a part of the temporal bone.
(Ep`i*pe*dom"e*try) n. [Gr. 'epi`pedos on the ground, level ('epi` + pe`don ground) + -
metry.] (Geom.) The mensuration of figures standing on the same base. [Obs.]
(Ep`i*pe*riph"er*al) a. [Pref. epi- + peripheral.] (Physiol.) Connected with, or having
its origin upon, the external surface of the body; especially applied to the feelings which originate at
the extremities of nerves distributed on the outer surface, as the sensation produced by touching an
object with the finger; opposed to entoperipheral. H. Spenser.
(Ep`i*pet"al*ous) a. [Pref. epi- + petal.] (Bot.) Borne on the petals or corolla.
(E*piph"a*ny) n. [F. épiphanie, L. epiphania, Gr. 'epifa`nia for 'epifa`neia appearance, fr.
'epifai`nein to show forth; 'epi` + fai`nein to show. See Fancy.]
1. An appearance, or a becoming manifest.
Whom but just before they beheld transfigured and in a glorious epiphany upon the mount.Jer. Taylor.
An epic poet, if ever such a difficult birth should make its epiphany in Paris.De Quincey.
2. (Eccl.) A church festival celebrated on the 6th of January, the twelfth day after Christmas, in commemoration
of the visit of the Magi of the East to Bethlehem, to see and worship the child Jesus; or, as others maintain,
to commemorate the appearance of the star to the Magi, symbolizing the manifestation of Christ to the
(Ep`i*phar`yn*ge"al) a. [Pref. epi- + pharyngeal.] (Anat.) Pertaining to the segments
above the epibranchial in the branchial arches of fishes. n. An epipharyngeal bone or cartilage.
(Ep`i*phar"ynx) n. [Epi- + pharynx.] (Zoöl.) A structure which overlaps the mouth of certain
(||Ep`i*pho*ne"ma) n. [L., fr. Gr. 'epifw`nhma, fr. 'epifwnei^n to mention; 'epi` + fwnei^n
to speak.] (Rhet.) An exclamatory sentence, or striking reflection, which sums up or concludes a discourse.
(E*piph"o*neme) n. Epiphonema. [R.]