Meaning of EPI- in English


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 the formation of new compound words ( epicardium; epinephrine ).

Also, ep-, eph- .

[ epí, prep. and adv. ]

Random House Webster's Unabridged English dictionary.      Полный английский словарь Вебстер - Random House .