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Epicritic

ˌɛpɪˈkrɪtɪk

Meanings of Epicritic:

adjective

Relating to or denoting those sensory nerve fibres of the skin that are capable of fine discrimination of touch or temperature stimuli.

Usage examples:

Active mobility, reflexes and epicritic sensory testing were normal.

Epics

ˈɛpɪk

Meanings of Epics:

noun

A long poem, typically one derived from ancient oral tradition, narrating the deeds and adventures of heroic or legendary figures or the past history of a nation.

Usage examples:

Happily did he write epics according to ancient rule; no one was impressed.
adjective

Relating to or characteristic of an epic or epics.

Usage examples:

Our national epic poem beowulf

Epicure

ˈɛpɪkjʊə

Meanings of Epicure:

noun

A person who takes particular pleasure in fine food and drink.

Usage examples:

They see themselves as epicures—delighting in food that is properly prepared

Meanings of Epicurean:

noun

A disciple or student of the greek philosopher epicurus.

Usage examples:

They lift the curtain on a hitherto unknown community of philosophical debate among epicureans and …
adjective

Relating to epicurus or his ideas.

Usage examples:

Epicurean philosophers

Epicureanism

ɛpɪkjʊ(ə)ˈriːənɪz(ə)m

Meanings of Epicureanism:

noun

An ancient school of philosophy founded in athens by epicurus. the school rejected determinism and advocated hedonism (pleasure as the highest good), but of a restrained kind: mental pleasure was regarded more highly than physical, and the ultimate pleasure was held to be freedom from anxiety and mental pain, especially that arising from needless fear of death and of the gods.

Usage examples:

After epicurus' death, epicureanism continued to flourish as a philosophical movement.

Meanings of Epicureans:

noun

A disciple or student of the greek philosopher epicurus.

Usage examples:

They lift the curtain on a hitherto unknown community of philosophical debate among epicureans and …
adjective

Relating to epicurus or his ideas.

Usage examples:

Epicurean philosophers

Epicures

ˈep.ɪ.kjʊər

Meanings of Epicures:

noun

A person who takes particular pleasure in fine food and drink.

Usage examples:

They see themselves as epicures—delighting in food that is properly prepared

Meanings of Epicurish:

adjective

Of the nature of an epicure; sensual, voluptuous, hedonistic.

Meanings of Epicuticle:

noun

The thin, waxy protective outer layer covering the surfaces of some plants, fungi, and insects and other arthropods.

Usage examples:

The thin, soft upper layer of epicuticle is also absent from the surface of c. punctata, possibly d…

Meanings of Epicuticular:

noun

A solid substance containing a lot of fat that becomes soft and melts ...

Epicycle

ˈɛpɪˌsʌɪk(ə)l

Meanings of Epicycle:

noun

A small circle whose centre moves round the circumference of a larger one.

Usage examples:

The historically older concept of epicycles (small cycles on a bigger cycle) has not found use in t…

Meanings of Epicycles:

noun

A small circle whose centre moves round the circumference of a larger one.

Usage examples:

The historically older concept of epicycles (small cycles on a bigger cycle) has not found use in t…

Meanings of Epicyclical:

adjective

Designating a celestial object which moves around a point which in turn follows a circular orbit around another body or point in space; of, relating to, or involving such an object or its motion.

Epicycloid

ˌɛpɪˈsʌɪklɔɪd

Meanings of Epicycloid:

noun

A curve traced by a point on the circumference of a circle rolling on the exterior of another circle.

Usage examples:

He also investigated caustic curves and in particular he studied these associated curves of the par…

Meanings of Epicyte:

noun

In a gregarine protozoan: the outermost layer of the ectoplasm, often exhibiting longitudinal folds.

Epideictic

ˌɛpɪˈdeɪktɪk

Meanings of Epideictic:

adjective

Characterized by or designed to display rhetorical or oratorical skill.

Usage examples:

The traditional approach to this difficulty is to dismiss epideictic oratory as irrelevant and grat…

Meanings of Epideictical:

adjective

Characterized by or designed to display rhetorical or oratorical skill.

Usage examples:

The traditional approach to this difficulty is to dismiss epideictic oratory as irrelevant and grat…

Epidemic

ˌep.ɪˈdem.ɪk

Meanings of Epidemic:

noun

A widespread occurrence of an infectious disease in a community at a particular time.

Usage examples:

A flu epidemic
adjective

Of the nature of an epidemic.

Usage examples:

Epidemic diseases

A widespread outbreak of an infectious disease

Epidemics

ˌep.ɪˈdem.ɪk

Meanings of Epidemics:

noun

A widespread occurrence of an infectious disease in a community at a particular time.

Usage examples:

A flu epidemic
adjective

(of a disease) occurring widely in a community at a particular time.

Usage examples:

Epidemic diseases

Epidemiologic

ˌɛpɪdiːmɪɒlədʒɪk(ə)l

Meanings of Epidemiologic:

adjective

Relating to the branch of medicine which deals with the incidence, distribution, and control of diseases.

Usage examples:

Epidemiological studies of the effect of pesticides on humans

Epidemiological

ˌep.ɪ.diː.mi.əˈlɒdʒ.ɪ.kəl

Meanings of Epidemiological:

adjective

Relating to the branch of medicine which deals with the incidence, distribution, and control of diseases.

Usage examples:

Epidemiological studies of the effect of pesticides on humans

Epidemiologist

ˌep.ɪ.diː.miˈɒl.ə.dʒɪst

Meanings of Epidemiologist:

noun

A person who studies or is an expert in the branch of medicine which deals with the incidence, distribution, and possible control of diseases.

Usage examples:

Epidemiologists are warning of a new pandemic

Meanings of Epidemiology:

noun

The branch of medicine which deals with the incidence, distribution, and possible control of diseases and other factors relating to health.

Usage examples:

We have confirmed that research on cancers and cardiovascular diseases dominates published epidemio…

Meanings of Epidermal:

adjective

Relating to or denoting the outer layer of cells covering an organism.

Usage examples:

The epidermal layers of skin

Epidermis

ˌɛpɪˈdəːmɪs

Meanings of Epidermis:

noun

The surface epithelium of the skin, overlying the dermis.

Usage examples:

The skin consists of an epidermis, dermis, adipose tissue layer and subcutaneous connective tissue.

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