Epistle side, the right side of an altar or church to a person looking from the nave toward the chancel.

One sees the pulpit on the epistle side.
R. Browning.

(E*pis"tle), v. t. To write; to communicate in a letter or by writing. [Obs.] Milton.

(Ep`i*so"di*al) a. Pertaining to an episode; by way of episode; episodic.

(Ep`i*so"dic Ep`i*so"dic*al) a. [Cf. F. épisodique. See Episode.] Of or pertaining to an episode; adventitious.Ep`i*so"dic*al*ly, adv.

Such a figure as Jacob Brattle, purely episodical though it be, is an excellent English portrait.
H. James.

(||Ep`i*spa"di*as) n. [NL., fr. Gr. 'epi` upon + to draw, rend.] (Med.) A deformity in which the urethra opens upon the top of the penis, instead of at its extremity.

(Ep"i*spas"tic) a. [Gr. fr. to draw to, attract; to + to draw: cf. F. épispastique.] (Med.) Attracting the humors to the skin; exciting action in the skin; blistering.

(Ep"i*spas"tic), n. (Med.) An external application to the skin, which produces a puriform or serous discharge by exciting inflammation; a vesicatory.

(Ep"i*sperm) n. [Pref. epi- + Gr. seed: cf. F. épisperme.] (Bot.) The skin or coat of a seed, especially the outer coat. See Testa.

(Ep`i*sper"mic) a. (Bot.) Pertaining, or belonging, to the episperm, or covering of a seed.

(Ep"i*spore) n. [Pref. epi- + spore.] (Bot.) The thickish outer coat of certain spores.

(||Ep`i*stax"is) n. [NL., fr. Gr. 'epi` upon + to drop.] (Med.) Bleeding at the nose.

(E*pis`te*mol"o*gy) n. [Gr. knowledge + -logy.] The theory or science of the method or grounds of knowledge.

(Ep`i*ster"nal) a. (Anat. & Zoöl.) Of or pertaining to the episternum.

(||Ep`i*ster"num) n.; pl. Episterna [NL. See Epi-, and Sternum.]

1. (Anat.) (a) A median bone connected with the sternum, in many vertebrates; the interclavicle. (b) Same as Epiplastron.

2. (Zoöl.) One of the lateral pieces next to the sternum in the thorax of insects.

(Ep`i*stil"bite) n. [Pref. epi- + stilbite.] (Min.) A crystallized, transparent mineral of the Zeolite family. It is a hydrous silicate of alumina and lime.

(E*pis"tle) n. [OE. epistle, epistel, AS. epistol, pistol, L. epistola, fr. Gr. anything sent by a messenger, message, letter, fr. to send to, tell by letter or message; 'epi` upon, to + to dispatch, send; cf. OF. epistle, epistre, F. épître. See Stall.]

1. A writing directed or sent to a person or persons; a written communication; a letter; — applied usually to formal, didactic, or elegant letters.

A madman's epistles are no gospels.

2. (Eccl.) One of the letters in the New Testament which were addressed to their Christian brethren by Apostles.

  By PanEris using Melati.

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