Epitrochlear to Equation

(Ep`i*troch"le*ar) a. Relating to the epitrochlea.

(Ep`i*tro"choid) n. [Pref. epi- + Gr. wheel + -oid.] (Geom.) A kind of curve. See Epicycloid, any Trochoid.

(||E*pit"ro*pe) n. [L., fr. Gr. reference, arbitration, fr. to turn over, to give up, yield; 'epi` upon, over + to turn.] (Rhet.) A figure by which permission is either seriously or ironically granted to some one, to do what he proposes to do; e. g., "He that is unjust, let him be unjust still."

(||Ep`i*zeux"is) n. [L., fr. Gr. a fastening together, repetition, fr. to fasten to or upon; 'epi` upon + to join, yoke.] (Rhet.) A figure by which a word is repeated with vehemence or emphasis, as in the following lines: -

Alone, alone, all all alone,
Alone on a wide wide sea.

(Ep`i*zo"an) n. (Zoöl.) An epizoön.

(Ep`i*zo"ic) a. (Zoöl.) Living upon the exterior of another animal; ectozoic; — said of external parasites.

(||Ep`i*zo"ön) n.; pl. Epizoa [NL., fr. Gr. 'epi` upon + zw^,on animal.] (Zoöl.) One of the artificial group of invertebrates of various kinds, which live parasitically upon the exterior of other animals; an ectozoön. Among them are the lice, ticks, many acari, the lerneans, or fish lice, and other crustaceans.

(Ep`i*zo*öt"ic) a. [Cf. F. épizoötique.]

1. (Zoöl.) Of or pertaining to an epizoön.

2. (Geol.) Containing fossil remains; — said of rocks, formations, mountains, and the like. [Obs.]

Epizoötic mountains are of secondary formation.

3. Of the nature of a disease which attacks many animals at the same time; — corresponding to epidemic diseases among men.

(Ep`i*zo"ö*ty Ep`i*zo*öt"ic) , n. [F. épizoötie.] An epizoötic disease; a murrain; an epidemic influenza among horses.

(Ep"och) (ep"ok or e"pok; 277), n. [LL. epocha, Gr. 'epochh` check, stop, an epoch of a star, an historical epoch, fr. 'epe`chein to hold on, check; 'epi` upon + 'e`chein to have, hold; akin to Skr. sah to overpower, Goth. sigis victory, AS. sigor, sige, G. sieg: cf. F. époque. See Scheme.]

1. A fixed point of time, established in history by the occurrence of some grand or remarkable event; a point of time marked by an event of great subsequent influence; as, the epoch of the creation; the birth of Christ was the epoch which gave rise to the Christian era.

In divers ages, . . . divers epochs of time were used.

Great epochs and crises in the kingdom of God.

The acquittal of the bishops was not the only event which makes the 30th of June, 1688, a great epoch in history.

Epochs mark the beginning of new historical periods, and dates are often numbered from them.

  By PanEris using Melati.

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