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entropion
▪ pathology       inward turning of the border (or margin) of the eyelid (usually the lower eyelids), occurring most often in elderly persons. It is commonly caused by ...
entropy
—entropic /en troh"pik, -trop"ik/, adj. —entropically, adv. /en"treuh pee/, n. 1. Thermodynam. a. (on a macroscopic scale) a function of thermodynamic variables, as ...
entrust
—entrustment, n. /en trust"/, v.t. 1. to charge or invest with a trust or responsibility; charge with a specified office or duty involving trust: We entrusted him with our ...
entry
/en"tree/, n., pl. entries. 1. an act of entering; entrance. 2. a place of ingress or entrance, esp. an entrance hall or vestibule. 3. permission or right to enter; access. 4. ...
entry blank
a printed form to be filled out, as by an entrant in a contest. * * *
entry-level
/en"tree lev'euhl/, adj. 1. of, pertaining to, or filling a low-level job in which an employee may gain experience or skills: This year's college graduates have a limited choice ...
entryway
/en"tree way'/, n. a passage for affording entrance. [1740-50, Amer.; ENTRY + WAY] * * *
entryword
entry word n. See headword. * * *
entwine
—entwinement, n. /en twuyn"/, v.t., v.i., entwined, entwining. to twine with, about, around, or together. Also, intwine. [1590-1600; EN-1 + TWINE1] * * *
entwinement
See entwine. * * *
entwist
/en twist"/, v.t. to twist together or about. Also, intwist. [1580-90; EN-1 + TWIST] * * *
Entwistle, John Alec
▪ 2003       British bass guitarist (b. Oct. 9, 1944, London, Eng.—found dead June 27, 2002, Las Vegas, Nev.), anchored the talented but volatile rock band the Who ...
enucleate
—enucleation, n. v. /i nooh"klee ayt', i nyooh"-/; adj. /i nooh"klee it, -ayt', i nyooh"-/, v., enucleated, enucleating, adj. v.t. 1. Biol. to deprive of the nucleus. 2. to ...
enucleation
See enucleate. * * *
enucleator
See enucleation. * * *
enuf
/i nuf"/, adj., pron., adv., interj. Eye Dialect. enough. * * *
Enugu
/ay nooh"gooh/, n. a city in SE Nigeria. 172,000. * * * ▪ Nigeria       town, capital of Enugu state, south-central Nigeria, at the foot of the Udi Plateau. It is on ...
enumerable
—enumerably, adv. /i nooh"meuhr euh beuhl, i nyooh"-/, adj. countable (def. 2b). [1885-90; ENUMER(ATE) + -ABLE] * * *
enumerably
See enumerable. * * *
enumerate
—enumerative /i nooh"meuh ray'tiv, -meuhr euh-, i nyooh"-/, adj. —enumerator, n. /i nooh"meuh rayt', i nyooh"-/, v.t., enumerated, enumerating. 1. to mention separately as if ...
enumeration
/i nooh'meuh ray"sheuhn, i nyooh'-/, n. 1. an act of enumerating. 2. a catalog or list. [1545-55; < L enumeration- (s. of enumeratio). See ENUMERATE, -ION] * * *
enumerative
See enumeration. * * *
enumerator
See enumeration. * * *
enunciable
enunciable [ē nun′sē ə bəl, inun′sē ə bəl; ] also [, ē nun′shēə bəl, i nun′shēə bəl] adj. 〚ML enuntiabilis〛 that can be enunciated * * * See ...
enunciate
—enunciable, adj. —enunciability, n. —enunciative, enunciatory, adj. —enunciatively, adv. —enunciator, n. /i nun"see ayt'/, v., enunciated, enunciating. v.t. 1. to ...
enunciation
/i nun'see ay"sheuhn/, n. 1. an act or manner of enunciating. 2. utterance or pronunciation. 3. a formal announcement or statement: the enunciation of a doctrine. [1545-55; < L ...
enunciative
See enunciable. * * *
enunciatively
See enunciable. * * *
enunciator
See enunciable. * * *
enure
/en yoor", -oor"/, v.t., v.i., enured, enuring. inure. * * *
enuresis
—enuretic /en'yeuh ret"ik/, adj. /en'yeuh ree"sis/, n. Med. lack of control of urination, esp. during sleep; bed-wetting; urinary incontinence. [1790-1800; < NL < Gk en- EN-2 + ...
enuretic
See enuresis. * * *
env
env abbrev. envelope * * *
env.
envelope. * * *
envelop
—enveloper, n. v. /en vel"euhp/; n. /en vel"euhp, en"veuh leuhp, ahn"-/, v., enveloped, enveloping. n. v.t. 1. to wrap up in or as in a covering: The long cloak she was wearing ...
envelope
/en"veuh lohp', ahn"-/, n. 1. a flat paper container, as for a letter or thin package, usually having a gummed flap or other means of closure. 2. something that envelops; a ...
envelope chemise
teddy. * * *
enveloper
See envelop. * * *
envelopment
/en vel"euhp meuhnt/, n. 1. an act of enveloping. 2. the state of being enveloped. 3. a wrapping or covering. 4. Mil. an attack on an enemy's flank. [1755-65; ENVELOP + -MENT] * ...
envenom
/en ven"euhm/, v.t. 1. to impregnate with venom; make poisonous. 2. to embitter. [1250-1300; ME envenimen < OF envenimer. See EN-1, VENOM] * * *
Enver Paşa
▪ Ottoman general born Nov. 22, 1881, Constantinople [now Istanbul], Turkey died Aug. 4, 1922, near Baldzhuan, Turkistan [now in Tajikistan]  Ottoman (Ottoman Empire) ...
Enver Pasha
/en verdd" pah shah"/ 1881-1922, Turkish soldier and statesman. * * * born Nov. 22, 1881, Constantinople, Ottoman Empire died Aug. 4, 1922, Baldzhuan, Turkistan Soldier and ...
enviable
—enviableness, n. —enviably, adv. /en"vee euh beuhl/, adj. worthy of envy; very desirable: an enviable position. [1595-1605; ENVY + -ABLE] Syn. advantageous, fortunate, ...
enviably
See enviable. * * *
envier
/en"vee euhr/, n. a person who feels envy. [1500-10; ENVY + -ER1] * * *
Envigado
▪ Colombia       city, Antioquia departamento, northwestern Colombia. It is situated near the Porce River, between the Occidental and Central ranges of the Andes ...
envious
—enviously, adv. —enviousness, n. /en"vee euhs/, adj. 1. full of, feeling, or expressing envy: envious of a person's success; an envious attack. 2. Archaic. a. emulous. b. ...
enviously
See envious. * * *
enviousness
See enviously. * * *
enviro
/en vuy"roh/, n., pl. enviros. Informal. an environmentalist. [1985-90; by shortening] * * *
environ
/en vuy"reuhn, -vuy"euhrn/, v.t. to form a circle or ring round; surround; envelop: a house environed by pleasant grounds; to be environed by bad influences. [1300-50; ME ...
environ.
1. environment. 2. environmental. 3. environmentalism. 4. environmentalist. * * *
environment
—environmental, adj. —environmentally, adv. /en vuy"reuhn meuhnt, -vuy"euhrn-/, n. 1. the aggregate of surrounding things, conditions, or influences; surroundings; milieu. 2. ...
Environment Agency
a British government organization that is responsible for protecting and improving the environment in England and Wales. It controls pollution and manages water resources and ...
environmental
en·vi·ron·men·tal (ĕn-vī'rən-mĕnʹtl, -vī'ərn-) adj. 1. Of, relating to, or associated with the environment. 2. Relating to or being concerned with the ecological ...
environmental art
—environmental artist. artistic works that are planned, often on a grand scale, to surround or to involve the participation of the spectator. [1965-70] * * *
environmental design
1. the ordering of the large-scale aspects of the environment by means of architecture, engineering, landscape architecture, urban planning, regional planning, etc., usually in ...
environmental engineering
      the development of processes and infrastructure for the supply of water, the disposal of waste, and the control of pollution of all kinds. These endeavours protect ...
environmental geology
Scientific field concerned with applying the findings of geologic research to the problems of land use and civil engineering. It is closely allied with urban geology and deals ...
environmental law
Introduction  principles, policies, directives, and regulations enacted and enforced by local, national, or international entities to regulate human treatment of the nonhuman ...
Environmental Protection Agency
(abbr the EPA) a US government organization that establishes rules and standards for protecting the environment, e.g. against pollution. It was started in 1970. * * * ▪ ...
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
U.S. government agency that sets and enforces national pollution-control standards. It was established by Pres. Richard Nixon (1970) to supersede a welter of confusing and ...
environmental resistance
the limiting effect of environmental conditions on the numerical growth of a population. [1925-30] * * *
environmental science
the branch of science concerned with the physical, chemical, and biological conditions of the environment and their effect on organisms. [1965-70] * * *
environmental sculpture
Art form, developed in the 20th century, that involves or encompasses the spectator. The environmental sculptor can use any medium, from mud and stone to light and sound. Indoor ...
environmental theatre
▪ theatrical movement       a branch of the New Theatre movement of the 1960s that aimed to heighten audience awareness of theatre by eliminating the distinction between ...
environmental works
▪ civil engineering Introduction       infrastructure that provides cities and towns with water supply, waste disposal, and pollution control services. They include ...
environmentalism
en·vi·ron·men·tal·ism (ĕn-vī'rən-mĕnʹtl-ĭz'əm, -vī'ərn-) n. 1. Advocacy for or work toward protecting the natural environment from destruction or pollution. 2. The ...
environmentalist
—environmentalism, n. /en vuy'reuhn men"tl ist, -vuy'euhrn-/, n. 1. an expert on environmental problems. 2. any person who advocates or works to protect the air, water, ...
environmentally
See environmental. * * *
environmentalmedicine
environmental medicine n. See clinical ecology. * * *
environs
/en vuy"reuhnz, -vuy"euhrnz, en"veuhr euhnz, -vuy euhrnz/, n.pl. 1. the surrounding parts or districts, as of a city; outskirts; suburbs. 2. surrounding objects; surroundings; ...
envisage
—envisagement, n. /en viz"ij/, v.t., envisaged, envisaging. 1. to contemplate; visualize: He envisages an era of great scientific discoveries. 2. Archaic. to look in the face ...
envision
/en vizh"euhn/, v.t. to picture mentally, esp. some future event or events: to envision a bright future. [1920-25; EN-1 + VISION] * * *
envoi
envoi [än′voi΄, en′voi] n. 〚Fr〛 1. ENVOY2 2. something said or done in farewell or conclusion * * * en·voi (ĕnʹvoi', ŏnʹ-) n. Variant of envoy2. * * * ▪ ...
envoy
envoy1 /en"voy, ahn"-/, n. 1. a diplomatic agent. 2. any accredited messenger or representative. 3. Also called envoy extraordinary, minister plenipotentiary. a diplomatic agent ...
envy
—envyingly, adv. /en"vee/, n., pl. envies, v., envied, envying. n. 1. a feeling of discontent or covetousness with regard to another's advantages, success, possessions, etc. 2. ...
envyingly
See envier. * * *
enweave
/en weev"/, v.t., enwove or enweaved, enwoven or enwove or enweaved, enweaving. inweave. * * *
Enwezor, Okwui
▪ 2003       Nigerian-born Okwui Enwezor followed a short and nontraditional path to the peaks of the art world; the part-time poet and art critic began curating ...
enwheel
/en hweel", -weel"/, v.t. Obs. to encircle. [1595-1605; EN1- + WHEEL] * * *
enwind
/en wuynd"/, v.t., enwound, enwinding. to wind or coil about; encircle. Also, inwind. [1590-1600; EN-1 + WIND2] * * *
enwomb
/en woohm"/, v.t. to enclose in or as if in the womb. [1580-90; EN-1 + WOMB] * * *
Enwonwu, Benedict Chuka
▪ 1995       Nigerian artist (b. July 14, 1921, Onitsha, Nigeria—d. Feb. 5, 1994, Lagos, Nigeria), gained international recognition in the 1950s and '60s for ...
enwrap
/en rap"/, v.t., enwrapped, enwrapping. 1. to wrap or envelop in something. 2. to surround or envelop, as in slumber, longing, etc. 3. to absorb or engross, as in thought. Also, ...
enwreathe
/en reedh"/, v.t., enwreathed, enwreathing. to surround or encircle with or as with a wreath. Also, inwreathe. [1610-20; EN-1 + WREATHE] * * *
enwrought
/en rawt"/, adj. inwrought. * * *
Enyo
/i nuy"oh/, n. an ancient Greek war goddess. * * *
Enzinas, Francisco de
▪ Spanish scholar born 1520, Burgos, Spain died Dec. 30, 1552?, Strassburg [now Strasbourg, France]       Spanish scholar and humanist, one of the most important ...
enzootic
—enzootically, adv. /en'zoh ot"ik/, adj. Vet. Med. 1. (of diseases) prevailing among or afflicting animals in a particular locality. Cf. endemic. n. 2. an enzootic ...
enzygotic
—enzygosity /en'zuy gos"i tee, -zi-/, n. /en'zuy got"ik, -zi-/, adj. Embryol. monozygotic. [EN-1 + ZYGOTIC] * * *
enzymatic
—enzymatically, enzymically, adv. /en'zuy mat"ik, -zi-/, adj. of or pertaining to an enzyme. Also, enzymic /en zuy"mik, -zim"ik/. [1895-1900; ENZYME + -ATIC] * * *
enzymatically
See enzymatic. * * *
enzyme
/en"zuym/, n. Biochem. any of various proteins, as pepsin, originating from living cells and capable of producing certain chemical changes in organic substances by catalytic ...
enzyme analysis
▪ diagnostics       in blood serum (serum), measurement (blood analysis) of the activity of specific enzymes (enzyme) in a sample of blood serum, usually for the purpose ...
Enzymes identified with hereditary diseases
▪ Table Enzymes identified with hereditary diseases disease name defective enzyme albinism tyrosinase phenylketonuria phenylalanine ...
Enzymes that cause food spoilage
▪ Table Enzymes that cause food spoilage enzyme food spoilage action ascorbic acid oxidase vegetables destruction of vitamin ...
enzymic
See enzymatic. * * *
enzymically
See enzymatic. * * *
enzymologist
See enzymology. * * *
enzymology
—enzymologist, n. /en'zuy mol"euh jee, -zi-/, n. the branch of biology that deals with the chemistry, biochemistry, and effects of enzymes. [1895-1900; ENZYME + -O- + -LOGY] * ...
enzymolysis
—enzymolytic /en'zeuh meuh lit"ik/, adj. /en'zuy mol"euh sis, -zi-/, n. Biochem. the decomposition of a chemical compound catalyzed by the presence of an enzyme. [ENZYME + -O- ...
EO
executive order. * * *
eo ipso
/ay"oh ip"soh/; Eng. /ee"oh ip"soh/, Latin. by that very fact. * * *
eo nomine
/ay"oh noh"mi ne'/; Eng. /ee"oh nom"i nee/, Latin. by that name. * * *
eo-
a combining form meaning "early," "primeval," used in the formation of compound words: Eocene; eohippus. [ < Gk, comb. form of eós (Attic héos) dawn; akin to EAST, AURORA] * * *
Eoanthropus
/ee'oh an"threuh peuhs, -euhn throh"peuhs/, n. the genus to which the now-discredited Piltdown man was assigned. [ < NL (1913) < Gk eo- EO- + ánthropos man] * * *
EOB
Executive Office Building. * * *
eobiont
eobiont [ē΄ō bī′änt΄, ē΄ō bī′ənt] n. 〚coined by J. D. Bernal (1901-71), Brit physicist
Eocene
/ee"euh seen'/, Geol. adj. 1. noting or pertaining to an epoch of the Tertiary Period, occurring from 55 to 40 million years ago and characterized by the advent of the modern ...
Eocene Epoch
Major division of the Tertiary Period, from 54. 8 to 33.7 million years ago. It follows the Paleocene Epoch and precedes the Oligocene Epoch. The name, derived from the Greek ...
Eocene Series
      second of five main divisions (in ascending order) in the Tertiary System, representing all those rocks on a global basis that were deposited during the Eocene Epoch ...
EOE
1. equal-opportunity employer: one pledged not to discriminate on the basis of race, sex, age, religion, national origin, etc., in hiring or promoting. 2. Informal (disparaging). ...
EOF
Computers. end-of-file: a code, marker, or signal used to indicate the end of a file of data. * * *
EOG
electrooculogram. * * *
Eogene
/ee"euh jeen'/, adj., n. Geol. (formerly) Paleogene. * * *
eohippus
/ee'oh hip"euhs/, n. the earliest known horse, a member of the extinct genus Hyracotherium (Eohippus), from the early Eocene Epoch of the Northern Hemisphere; a terrier-sized ...
EOKA
▪ Cypriot organization abbreviation of  Ethnikí Orgánosis Kipriakoú Agónos (Greek: “National Organization of Cypriot Struggle”)        underground nationalist ...
Eolian
/ee oh"lee euhn/, adj. 1. (l.c.) Geol. noting or pertaining to sand or rock material carried or arranged by the wind. 2. Aeolian. n. 3. Aeolian (def. 3). [1920-25] * * *
eolian sound
▪ wind noise also spelled  Aeolian,         sound produced by wind when it encounters an obstacle. Fixed objects, such as buildings and wires, cause humming or other ...
Eolic
/ee ol"ik/, n., adj. Aeolian. Also, Aeolic. * * *
Eolie Islands
or Lipari Islands Volcanic island group, Tyrrhenian Sea. Located off the northern coast of Sicily, the seven major islands and several islets have a total land area of 34 sq mi ...
eolipile
/ee ol"euh puyl'/, n. aeolipile. * * *
eolith
—eolithic, adj. /ee"euh lith/, n. a chipped stone of the late Tertiary Period in Europe once thought to have been flaked by humans but now known to be the product of natural, ...
Eolithic
Eolithic [ē΄ō lith′ik, ē΄əlith′ik] adj. 〚see EOLITH & -IC〛 designating or of the earliest period of the Stone Age, during which crude stone tools were first used * ...
Eolus,Mount
E·o·lus (ē-ōʹləs), Mount A peak, 4,295.3 m (14,083 ft) high, in the San Juan Mountains of southwest Colorado. * * *
EOM
EOM or eom abbrev. end of (the) month * * * EOM abbr. end of month. * * *
eon
/ee"euhn, ee"on/, n. 1. an indefinitely long period of time; age. 2. the largest division of geologic time, comprising two or more eras. 3. Astron. one billion years. Also, ...
Éon de Beaumont, Charles, chevalier d'
▪ French spy born Oct. 5, 1728, Tonnerre, Fr. died May 21, 1810, London       French secret agent from whose name the term “eonism,” denoting the tendency to adopt ...
eonian
/ee oh"nee euhn/, adj. aeonian. * * *
eonism
/ee"euh niz'euhm/, n. Psychiatry. the adoption of feminine mannerisms, clothing, etc., by a male. [1925-30; after the Chevalier d'Éon (d. 1810), Frenchman who posed as a ...
EOP
Executive Office of the President. * * *
Eorsi, Istvan
▪ 2006       Hungarian writer and political activist (b. June 16, 1931, Budapest, Hung.—d. Oct. 13, 2005, Budapest), attempted to ignite social reform by working as an ...
Eos
/ee"os/, n. the ancient Greek goddess of the dawn, identified by the Romans with Aurora. * * * ▪ Greek and Roman mythology (Greek), Roman  Aurora   in Greco-Roman ...
eosin
—eosinic, adj. —eosinlike, adj. /ee"euh sin/, n. Chem. 1. Also called bromeosin, tetrabromofluorescein. a red, crystalline, water-insoluble solid, C20H8Br4O5, derived from ...
eosinophil
/ee'euh sin"euh fil/, Biol. n. 1. Histol. any cell, tissue, organism, or substance that has an affinity for eosin and other acid stains. 2. Cell Biol. a leukocyte having ...
eosinophile
eosinophile [ē΄ō sin′əfil΄ē ō sin′əfīl΄] adj. 〚see EOSINOPHIL〛 Chem. easily stained by eosin: also eosinophil [ē΄ō sin′əfil΄] * * *
eosinophilia
/ee'euh sin'euh fil"ee euh, -feel"yeuh/, n. Med. the presence of an abnormally increased number of eosinophils in the blood. [1895-1900; < NL; see EOSINOPHIL, -IA] * * *
eosinophilic
/ee'euh sin'euh fil"ik/, adj. Histol. having an affinity for eosin and other acid dyes; acidophilic. Also, eosinophilous /ee'euh si nof"euh leuhs/, eosinophil. [1895-1900; ...
eosinophilous
See eosinophilic. * * *
Eospirifer
▪ brachiopod  genus of extinct brachiopods, or lamp shells, found as fossils in Middle Silurian to Lower Devonian marine rocks (the Silurian Period ended and the following ...
Eötvös experiment
/ut"vush, et"-/; Hung. /uet"vuesh/, Physics. an experiment to confirm that all materials respond equally to gravity and that gravitational mass and inertial mass are equivalent. ...
Eötvös torsion balance
a torsion balance for measuring horizontal gradients of gravity, used in geophysical explorations. [1915-20; see EÖTVÖS EXPERIMENT] * * *
Eötvös unit
a unit of measure of horizontal gradients of gravity, equal to one billionth of a gal per horizontal centimeter. [1960-65; see EÖTVÖS EXPERIMENT] * * *
Eötvös, József, Báró
▪ Hungarian writer born Sept. 13, 1813, Buda, Hung. died Feb. 2, 1871, Pest  novelist, essayist, educator, and statesman, whose life and writings were devoted to the creation ...
Eötvös, Károly
▪ Hungarian writer, lawyer, and politician Hungarian form  Eötvös Károly  born March 11, 1842, Mezőszentgyörgy, Hung. died April 13, 1916, ...
Eötvös, Roland, Baron von
▪ Hungarian scientist (German),Hungarian  Loránd, Báró Eötvös   born July 27, 1848, Pest, Hung. died April 8, 1919, Budapest       Hungarian physicist who ...
Eozoic
/ee'euh zoh"ik/, adj. Geol. (formerly) noting or pertaining to the Precambrian Era, esp. the period including the beginnings of animal life. [1875-80; EO- + ZO- + -IC] * * *
EP
1. See European plan. 2. See extended play. * * *
ep-
var. of epi- before a vowel or h: epaxial. * * *
Ep.
Epistle. * * *
EPA
1. U.S. Govt. Environmental Protection Agency: an independent federal agency, created in 1970, that sets and enforces rules and standards that protect the environment and control ...
epact
/ee"pakt/, n. 1. the difference in days between a solar year and a lunar year. 2. the number of days since the new moon at the beginning of the calendar year, January ...
epagoge
—epagogic /ep'euh goj"ik/, adj. /ep"euh goh'jee/, n. Logic. induction of a general proposition from particular propositions. [ < Gk epagogé a bringing to, argument by ...
Epaminondas
/i pam'euh non"deuhs/, n. 418?-362 B.C., Theban general and statesman. * * * born с 410, Thebes died 362 BC, Mantineia Theban statesman, tactician, and leader. He defeated ...
Epanagoge
▪ Byzantine law       (Greek: “Introduction”), legal code compiled c. 879, during the reign of the Byzantine emperor Basil I, intended as the introduction to a ...
epanalepsis
/ep'euh neuh lep"sis/, n. Rhet. a repetition of a word or a phrase with intervening words setting off the repetition, sometimes occurring with a phrase used both at the beginning ...
epanaphora
/ep'euh naf"euhr euh/, n. Rhet. anaphora (def. 1). [1670-80; < Gk epanaphorá referring, reference. See EP-, ANAPHORA] * * *
epanodos
/i pan"euh dos'/, n. Rhet. 1. the repetition of a group of words in reverse order. 2. the recapitulation of the main ideas of a speech, esp. in the reverse order. 3. the ...
epanorthosis
/ep'euh nawr thoh"sis/, n., pl. epanorthoses /-seez/. Rhet. the rephrasing of an immediately preceding word or statement for the purpose of intensification, emphasis, or ...
eparch
/ep"ahrk/, n. 1. the prefect or governor of an eparchy. 2. Eastern Ch. a bishop or metropolitan of an eparchy. [1650-60; < Gk éparchos commander, governor, prefect. See EP-, ...
eparchy
—eparchial, adj. /ep"ahr kee/, n., pl. eparchies. 1. (in modern Greece) one of the administrative subdivisions of a province. 2. (in ancient Greece) a province. [1790-1800; < ...
épater
épater [ā pȧ tā′] vt. 〚Fr〛 to startle or shock, as out of complacency, conventionality, etc. * * *
épaulement
Fr. /ay pohl mahonn"/, n., pl. épaulements Fr. /-mahonn"/. Ballet. a position in which the shoulders are at right angles to the direction of the supporting leg, with one ...
epaulet
/ep"euh let', -lit, ep'euh let"/, n. an ornamental shoulder piece worn on uniforms, chiefly by military officers. Also, epaulette. [1775-85; < F épaulette, equiv. to épaule ...
epaulette tree
an Asian tree, Pterostyrax hispida, of the storax family, having fragrant, white, hanging clusters of flowers from 7 to 10 in. (18 to 25 cm) long. * * *
épaulière
/ay'pohl yair"/; Fr. /ay poh lyerdd"/, n., pl. épaulières /ay'pohl yairz"/; Fr. /ay poh lyerdd"/. Armor. pauldron. [ < F, equiv. to épaule (see EPAULET) + -ière, fem. form of ...
epaxial
—epaxially, adv. /ep ak"see euhl/, adj. Anat. above or posterior to an axis. [1870-75; EP- + AXIAL] * * *
epazote
/ep"euh zoht'/, n. See Mexican tea. [1970-75; < MexSp < Nahuatl epazotl] * * *
Epcot
▪ theme park, Florida, United States in full  Experimental Prototype Community of Tomorrow , formerly called  Epcot Center (1982–94)        theme park in the ...
Epe
▪ Nigeria       town and port, Lagos State, southwestern Nigeria; it lies on the north bank of the coastal Lagos Lagoon and has road connections to Ijebu-Ode and ...
épée
/ay pay", ep"ay/, n. Fencing. 1. a rapier with a three-sided blade and a guard over the tip. 2. the art or sport of fencing with an épée, points being made by touching any part ...
Épée
/ay pay"/, n. Charles Michel, Abbé de l', 1712-89, French priest and teacher of the deaf: pioneer in the development of sign language. * * * ▪ sword       blunted ...
épéeist
/ay pay"ist, ep"ay-/, n. a person who fences with an épée. [1905-10; < F épéiste. See ÉPÉE, -IST] * * *
epeiric
/i puy"rik/, adj. extending inland from a continental margin: an epeiric sea. [1920-25; < Gk épeir(os) mainland, continent + -IC] * * *
epeirogenic
See epeirogeny. * * *
epeirogenically
See epeirogenic. * * *
epeirogeny
—epeirogenic, epeirogenetic /i puy'roh jeuh net"ik/, adj. /ep'uy roj"euh nee/, n. Geol. vertical or tilting movement of the earth's crust, generally affecting broad areas of a ...
epeisodion
/ep'uy soh"dee on'/, n., pl. epeisodia /-dee euh/. (in ancient Greek drama) an interlude or section alternating with the stasimon, esp. in tragedy, varying in number from three ...
Epelbaum, Rene de
▪ 1999       Argentine human rights activist who helped found the Mothers of the Plaza de Mayo to protest the disappearance of their children during the dictatorship of ...
epencephalon
—epencephalic /ep'euhn seuh fal"ik/, adj. /ep'euhn sef"euh lon', -leuhn/, n., pl. epencephalons, epencephala /-leuh/. Anat. the hindbrain. [1850-55; EP- + ENCEPHALON] * * *
ependyma
—ependymal, ependymary /euh pen"deuh mer'ee/, adj. /euh pen"deuh meuh/, n. Anat. a membrane lining the canal of the spinal cord and the ventricles of the brain. [1870-75; < Gk ...
epenthesis
—epenthetic /ep'euhn thet"ik/, adj. /euh pen"theuh sis/, n., pl. epentheses /-seez'/. the insertion of one or more sounds in the middle of a word, as the schwa in the ...
epenthesize
/euh pen"theuh suyz'/, v.t., epenthesized, epenthesizing. to insert as an epenthetic sound. Also, esp. Brit., epenthesise. [1875-80; EPENTHES(IS) + -IZE] * * *
epenthetic
See epenthesis. * * *
epergne
/i perrn", ay pairn"/, n. an ornamental piece for the center of a table, for holding fruit, flowers, etc. [1755-65; perh. < F épargne treasury, saving, n. deriv. of épargner to ...
Épernay
▪ France       town, Marne département, Champagne-Ardenne région, northeastern France. It lies on the left bank of the Marne River, 17 miles (27 km) south-southwest ...
Épernon, Jean-Louis de Nogaret de La Valette, Duke d'
▪ French duke born May 1554, Caumont, Fr. died Jan. 13, 1642, Loches  one of the most powerful new magnates in French politics at the turn of the 17th ...
epexegesis
/ep ek'si jee"sis/, n., pl. epexegeses /-seez/. Rhet. 1. the addition of a word or words to explain a preceding word or sentence. 2. the word or words so added. [1615-25; < Gk ...
epexegetic
—epexegetically, adv. /ep ek'si jet"ik/, adj. of, serving as, or like an epexegesis. Also, epexegetical. [1885-90; < Gk epexegetikós. See EPEXEGESIS, -TIC] * * *
epexegetical
See epexegetic. * * *
Eph
Eph abbrev. Bible Ephesians * * *
eph-
var. of epi- before an aspirate: ephedrine. * * *
Eph.
Ephesians. * * *
ephah
/ee"feuh, ef"ah/, n. a Hebrew unit of dry measure, equal to about a bushel (35 l). Also, epha. [1350-1400; ME < Heb ephah] * * *
ephebe
—ephebic, adj. /i feeb", ef"eeb/, n. a young man, esp. an ephebus. [1690-1700; < L ephebus < Gk éphebos, equiv. to ep- EP- + -hebos, deriv. of hébe manhood] * * *
ephebic
See ephebe. * * *
ephebus
/i fee"beuhs/, n., pl. ephebi /-buy/. a youth of ancient Greece just entering manhood or commencing training for full Athenian citizenship. [ < L; see EPHEBE] * * * ▪ ancient ...
ephedra
/i fed"reuh, ef"i dreuh/, n. any of various plants of the genus Ephedra, growing in dry regions and having branching stems with dry scalelike leaves. [ < NL (Linnaeus) < Gk ...
ephedrine
/i fed"rin, ef"i dreen', -drin/, n. Pharm. a white, crystalline alkaloid, C10H15N, obtained from a species of Ephedra or synthesized: used in medicine chiefly for the treatment ...
ephemera
/i fem"euhr euh/, n., pl. ephemeras, ephemerae /-euh ree'/ for 2. 1. a pl. of ephemeron. 2. an ephemerid. [1670-80; < Gk ephémera, neut. pl. of EPHÉMEROS, taken as sing.; see ...
ephemeral
—ephemerally, adv. —ephemeralness, n. /i fem"euhr euhl/, adj. 1. lasting a very short time; short-lived; transitory: the ephemeral joys of childhood. 2. lasting but one day: ...
ephemerality
/i fem'euh ral"i tee/, n., pl. ephemeralities for 2. 1. the quality or condition of being ephemeral. 2. something transitory. [1815-25; EPHEMERAL + -ITY] * * *
ephemerally
See ephemerality. * * *
ephemeralness
See ephemerality. * * *
ephemerid
/i fem"euhr id/, n. an insect of the order Ephemeroptera, comprising the mayflies. Also called ephemeropteran. [1870-75; < NL Ephemeridae. See EPHEMERAL, -ID2] * * *
ephemeris
/i fem"euhr is/, n., pl. ephemerides /ef'euh mer"i deez'/. 1. a table showing the positions of a heavenly body on a number of dates in a regular sequence. 2. an astronomical ...
ephemeris second
Astron. the unit of ephemeris time, defined as a precise fraction of the length of the tropical year 1900. [1965-70] * * *
ephemeris time
Astron. time measured by the orbital movements of the earth, the moon, and the planets. [1945-50] * * * ▪ chronology       (ET), the first dynamical time scale in ...
ephemeristime
ephemeris time n. A highly accurate astronomical system for the measurement of time based on the period of Earth's orbit, but in practice relying on lunar observations and an ...
ephemeron
/i fem"euh ron', -euhr euhn/, n., pl. ephemera /-euhr euh/, ephemerons. 1. anything short-lived or ephemeral. 2. ephemera, items designed to be useful or important for only a ...
ephemeropteran
/i fem'euh rop"teuhr euhn/, adj. 1. belonging or pertaining to the insect order Ephemeroptera, comprising the mayflies. n. 2. ephemerid. [ < NL Ephemeropter(a) (equiv. to Gk ...
ephemerous
/i fem"euhr euhs/, adj. ephemeral. [see EPHEMERAL, -OUS] * * *
Ephes.
Ephesians. * * *
Ephesian
/i fee"zheuhn/, adj. 1. of or pertaining to Ephesus. n. 2. a native or inhabitant of Ephesus. [1350-1400; ME Effesian < L Ephesi(us) ( < Gk Ephésios) + -AN] * * *
Ephesians
/i fee"zheuhnz/, n. (used with a sing. v.) a book of the New Testament, written by Paul. Abbr.: Eph., Ephes., Ephs. * * *
Ephesians, Letter of Paul to the
▪ work by Saint Paul       New Testament writing once thought to have been composed by Paul in prison but more likely the work of one of Paul's disciples, who probably ...
Ephesus
/ef"euh seuhs/, n. an ancient city in W Asia Minor, S of Smyrna (Izmir): famous temple of Artemis, or Diana; early Christian community. * * * Ancient Ionian Greek city; its ...
Ephesus, councils of
▪ Christianity       three assemblies held in Asia Minor to resolve problems of the early Christian Church.       In 190 Polycrates, bishop of Ephesus, convened a ...
Ephialtes
▪ Greek politician died 461 BC       leader of the radical democrats at Athens in the 460s, who by his reforms prepared the way for the final development of Athenian ...
ephippium
—ephippial, adj. /i fip"ee euhm/, n., pl. ephippia /i fip"ee euh/. Zool. a thick shell, consisting of two chitinous plates, that encloses and protects the winter eggs of a ...
ephod
/ef"od, ee"fod/, n. Judaism. a richly embroidered, apronlike vestment having two shoulder straps and ornamental attachments for securing the breastplate, worn with a waistband by ...
ephor
—ephoral, adj. —ephorate /ef"euh rayt', -euhr it/, ephoralty /ef"euhr euhl tee/, n. /ef"awr, ef"euhr/, n., pl. ephors, ephori /-euh ruy'/. one of a body of magistrates in ...
ephorate
See ephor. * * *
Ephorus
▪ Greek historian born c. 405 BC, Cyme, Aeolis died 330 BC       Greek historian, the author of the first universal history (historiography), who, despite his defects, ...
Ephraem Syrus, Saint
▪ Christian theologian Syrian  Aphrem , also called  Ephraim the Syrian , Ephraem also spelled  Ephrem , bynames  Deacon of Edessa  and  Harp of the Holy ...
Ephraim
/ee"free euhm, ee"freuhm/; for 4 also /ef"reuhm/, n. 1. the younger son of Joseph. Gen. 41:52. 2. the tribe of Israel traditionally descended from him. Gen. 48:1. 3. the Biblical ...
Ephraimite
/ee"free euh muyt', ee"freuh mit/, n. 1. a member of the tribe of Ephraim. 2. an inhabitant of the northern kingdom of Israel. adj. 3. Also, Ephraimitic /ee"free euh mit"ik, ...
Ephrata
/ef"reuh teuh/, n. a town in SE Pennsylvania. 11,095. * * * ▪ Washington, United States       city, seat (1909) of Grant county, central Washington, U.S., near the ...
Ephrata Community
▪ American religious group       U.S. Protestant monastic settlement, an offshoot of the Germantown Dunkers, founded in 1732 by Johann Conrad Beissel (Beissel, Conrad) ...
Ephs.
Ephesians. * * *
epi
Also opi. Near, at, against. 1. ob-, from Latin ob, ob-, before, to, against. 2. epi-, from Greek epi, on, over, at. 3. opisthobranch, opisthognathous, from Greek opisthen, ...
epi-
a prefix occurring in loanwords from Greek, where it meant "upon," "on," "over," "near," "at," "before," "after" (epicedium; epidermis; epigene; epitome); on this model, used in ...
epibenthos
/ep'euh ben"thos/, n. Biol. the aggregate of organisms living on the sea bottom between low tide and 100 fathoms (180 m). [EPI- + BENTHOS] * * *
epibiotic
/ep'euh buy ot"ik/, Biol. adj. 1. of or pertaining to an organism that lives, usually parasitically, both on the surface and within the body of its host. n. 2. any such organism, ...
epiblast
—epiblastic, adj. /ep"euh blast'/, n. Embryol. the primordial outer layer of a young embryo before the segregation of the germ layers, capable of becoming the ectoderm and ...
epiblastic
See epiblast. * * *
epibolic
See epiboly. * * *
epiboly
—epibolic /ep'euh bol"ik/, adj. /i pib"euh lee/, n., pl. epibolies. Embryol. the movement and spreading out of cells into sheets of tissue that overlie or surround other groups ...
epic
—epically, adv. —epiclike, adj. /ep"ik/, adj. Also, epical. 1. noting or pertaining to a long poetic composition, usually centered upon a hero, in which a series of great ...
epic formula
▪ poetic device       convention of language and theme peculiar to oral epic poetry that is often carried over to the written form. The most obvious epic formulas are ...
epic machinery.
See under machinery (def. 5). * * *
epic simile
a simile developed over several lines of verse, esp. one used in an epic poem. Also called Homeric simile. [1940-45] * * * ▪ figure of speech also called  Homeric ...
epic theatre
Dramatic form developed in Germany after World War I by Bertolt Brecht and others, intended to provoke rational thought rather than to create illusion. It presents loosely ...
epically
See epic. * * *
epicalyx
/ep'i kay"liks, -kal"iks/, n., pl. epicalyxes, epicalyces /-kay"leuh seez', -kal"euh-/. Bot. an involucre resembling an outer calyx, as in the mallow. [1865-70; EPI- + CALYX] * * ...
epicanthicfold
ep·i·can·thic fold (ĕp'ĭ-kănʹthĭk) n. A fold of skin of the upper eyelid that partially covers the inner corner of the eye. Also called epicanthus. * * *
epicanthus
—epicanthic, adj. /ep'i kan"theuhs/, n., pl. epicanthi /-thuy, -thee/. Anat. a fold of skin extending from the eyelid over the inner canthus of the eye, common among Mongoloid ...
epicardial
See epicardium. * * *
epicardium
—epicardial, epicardiac, adj. /ep'i kahr"dee euhm/, n., pl. epicardia /-dee euh/. Anat. the inner serous layer of the pericardium, lying directly upon the heart. [1860-65; < ...
epicarp
/ep"i kahrp'/, n. Bot. the outermost layer of a pericarp, as the rind or peel of certain fruits. See diag. under pericarp. [1825-35; EPI- + -CARP] * * *
Epicaste
/ep'i kas"tee/, n. Jocasta. * * *
epicedium
—epicedial, epicedian, adj. /ep'euh see"dee euhm, -si duy"euhm/, n., pl. epicedia /-see"dee euh, -si duy"euh/. a funeral song; dirge. [1580-90; < NL < Gk epikédeion, n. use of ...
epicene
—epicenism, n. /ep"i seen'/, adj. 1. belonging to, or partaking of the characteristics of, both sexes: Fashions in clothing are becoming increasingly epicene. 2. flaccid; ...
epicenism
See epicene. * * *
epicenter
—epicentral, adj. /ep"euh sen'teuhr/, n. 1. Also epicentrum. Geol. a point, directly above the true center of disturbance, from which the shock waves of an earthquake ...
epicentral
See epicenter. * * *
epicentre
Point on the surface of the Earth that is directly above the source (or focus) of an earthquake. There the effects of the earthquake usually are most severe. See also ...
epicentrum
/ep'euh sen"treuhm, ep"euh sen'-/, n., pl. epicentrums, epicentra /-treuh/. Geol. epicenter. * * *
Epicharmus
▪ Greek poet born c. 530 BC died c. 440 BC       Greek poet who, according to the Suda lexicon of the 10th century AD, was the originator of Sicilian (or Dorian) ...
epichlorohydrin
/ep'i klawr'euh huy"drin, -klohr'-/, n. Chem. a highly volatile liquid with a chloroformlike odor, C3H5ClO: used as a solvent for resins and in the production of epoxy and ...
epicist
/ep"euh sist/, n. a writer of epic poetry. [1850-55; EPIC + -IST] * * *
epiclesis
▪ Christianity       (Greek: “invocation”), in the Christian eucharistic (Eucharist) prayer (anaphora), the special invocation of the Holy Spirit; in most Eastern ...

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