[ep-i-krey-nee-uh m] /ˌɛp ɪˈkreɪ ni əm/
noun, plural epicrania
[ep-i-krey-nee-uh] /ˌɛp ɪˈkreɪ ni ə/ (Show IPA)
Anatomy. the layer of scalp formed by muscle and flattened tendon.
Entomology. the top of the head in insects, usually including the frons, genae, and vertex.
epicranium ep·i·cra·ni·um (ěp’ĭ-krā’nē-əm)
n. pl. ep·i·cra·ni·ums or ep·i·cra·ni·a (-nē-ə)
The structures covering the cranium.
[ih-pik-ruh-sis] /ɪˈpɪk rə sɪs/ noun 1. a critical study or evaluation. [ep-i-krahy-sis, ep-ee-] /ˈɛp ɪˌkraɪ sɪs, ˈɛp i-/ noun, Medicine/Medical. 1. something that follows a ; a secondary . /ˈɛpɪˌkraɪsɪs/ noun 1. (pathol) a secondary crisis occurring in the course of a disease epicrisis ep·i·cri·sis (ěp’ĭ-krī’sĭs, ěp’ĭ-krī’sĭs) n. A secondary crisis in the course of […]
[ep-i-krit-ik] /ˌɛp ɪˈkrɪt ɪk/ adjective, Physiology. 1. noting or pertaining to a discriminating responsiveness to small variations in pain or temperature stimuli (opposed to ). /ˌɛpɪˈkrɪtɪk/ adjective 1. (of certain nerve fibres of the skin) serving to perceive and distinguish fine variations of temperature or touch epicritic ep·i·crit·ic (ěp’ĭ-krĭt’ĭk) adj. Of, relating to, or mediating […]
[ep-ik] /ˈɛp ɪk/ adjective, Also, epical 1. noting or pertaining to a long poetic composition, usually centered upon a hero, in which a series of great achievements or events is narrated in elevated style: Homer’s Iliad is an epic poem. 2. resembling or suggesting such poetry: an epic novel on the founding of the country. […]
noun 1. a simile developed over several lines of verse, especially one used in an epic poem. noun 1. an extended simile, as used in the epic poetry of Homer and other writers