Benthic animals that live on the surface of a substrate, such as rocks, pilings, marine vegetation, or the sea or lake floor itself. Epifauna may attach themselves to such surfaces or range freely over them, as by crawling or swimming. Mussels, crabs, starfish, and flounder are epifaunal animals. Compare infauna.
[ep-uh-foh-kuh l] /ˌɛp əˈfoʊ kəl/ adjective, Geology. 1. . /ˌɛpɪˈfəʊkəl/ adjective 1. (geology) situated or occurring at an epicentre
[ep-i-gam-ik] /ˌɛp ɪˈgæm ɪk/ adjective, Zoology. 1. attracting the opposite sex, as the colors of certain birds. /ˌɛpɪˈɡæmɪk/ adjective 1. (zoology) attractive to the opposite sex: epigamic coloration
epigastralgia ep·i·gas·tral·gi·a (ěp’ĭ-gā-strāl’jē-ə, -jə) n. Pain in the epigastric region.
[ep-i-gas-trik] /ˌɛp ɪˈgæs trɪk/ adjective 1. lying upon, distributed over, or pertaining to the .