[ep-uh-fram] /ˈɛp əˌfræm/
a calcified or membranous septum produced by certain land snails during hibernation and functioning to cover the shell opening and prevent desiccation.
Botany. a membrane enclosing the capsule in certain mosses.
a disc of calcium phosphate and mucilage secreted by snails over the aperture of their shells before hibernation
[ep-uh-fahy-lak-sis, -fi-] /ˌɛp ə faɪˈlæk sɪs, -fɪ-/ noun, Medicine/Medical. 1. reinforcement of the defenses of the body against disease.
[ep-uh-fil] /ˈɛp ə fɪl/ noun, Botany. 1. an epiphyte that grows on the surface, especially the upper surface, of leaves, as a lichen.
[ep-uh-fil] /ˈɛp ə fɪl/ noun, Botany. 1. an epiphyte that grows on the surface, especially the upper surface, of leaves, as a lichen. /ˌɛpɪˈfɪləs/ adjective 1. (botany) (of plants) growing on, or attached to, the leaf of another plant
[ep-uh-fil-uh m] /ˌɛp əˈfɪl əm/ noun 1. any of several mostly epiphytic cacti of the genus Epiphyllum, native to tropical America, having large, fragrant white flowers.