Definition of Epicontinental

1. Adjective. Located on a continental shelf ¹



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Definition of Epicontinental

1. [adj]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Epicontinental

epicolic
epicomus
epicondylalgia
epicondylalgia externa
epicondylar
epicondyle
epicondyli
epicondylian
epicondylic
epicondylitis
epicondylus
epicondylus lateralis humeri
epicondylus lateralis ossis femoris
epicondylus medialis humeri
epicondylus medialis ossis femoris
epicontinental (current term)
epicoracoid
epicoracoids
epicorium
epicormic
epicortical
epicortisol
epicortisols
epicotyl
epicotyls
epicrania
epicranial
epicranial aponeurosis
epicranial muscle
epicranium

Literary usage of Epicontinental

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1. Geology by Thomas Chrowder Chamberlin, Rollin D. Salisbury (1905)
"Toward the close of the period there was another but less considerable restriction of the epicontinental sea, complicated with intense salinity in the ..."

2. Geology by Thomas Chrowder Chamberlin, Rollin D. Salisbury (1907)
"Toward the close of the period there was another but less considerable restriction of the epicontinental sea, complicated with intense salinity in the ..."

3. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1910)
"epicontinental seas are confined to the margins of continental platforms, to which high lands ... But the epicontinental seas of the periods of great marine ..."

4. A Text-book of Geology: For Use in Universities, Colleges, Schools of by Louis Valentine Pirsson, Charles Schuchert (1915)
"The marginal or epicontinental seas (see page 82 and Fig. 69) are those shallower parts of the oceans that lie upon the margins of the continents, ..."

5. A Textbook of Geology by Amadeus William Grabau (1920)
"The epicontinental and Intracontinental Seas Upon the edge of the land, ... These are called epicontinental seas (epi, upon) because they lie upon the ..."

6. A Comprehensive Geology by Amadeus William Grabau (1920)
"The epicontinental and Intracontinental Seas Upon the edge of the land, ... These are called epicontinental seas (epi, upon) because they lie upon the ..."

7. Geology of Cincinnati and Vicinity by Nevin Melancthon Fenneman, Geological Survey of Ohio (1916)
"GENERAL CONDITIONS DURING DEPOSITION epicontinental Seas.—The general conditions of the seas in which our bed rocks were deposited arc plainly revealed by ..."

8. Bulletin of the American Bureau of Geography by American Bureau of Geography (1900)
"That part of the ocean is called the epicontinental sea, because it lies on the continent. The part of the Atlantic ocean, for instance, which lies on the ..."

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