[ee-uh-zoh-ik] /ˌi əˈzoʊ ɪk/
(formerly) noting or pertaining to the Precambrian Era, especially the period including the beginnings of animal life.
(archaic) of or formed in the part of the Precambrian era, during which life first appeared
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1. 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). prefix 1. on; upon; above; over: epidermis, epicentre 2. in addition to: epiphenomenon 3. after: epigenesis, epilogue 4. near; close […]
[ep-uh-ben-thos] /ˌɛp əˈbɛn θɒs/ noun, Biology. 1. the aggregate of organisms living on the sea bottom between low tide and 100 fathoms (180 meters).