episcleritis ep·i·scle·ri·tis (ěp’ĭ-sklə-rī’tĭs)
Inflammation of the episcleral tissue.
[ih-pis-kuh-puh-see] /ɪˈpɪs kə pə si/ noun, plural episcopacies. 1. government of the church by bishops; church government in which there are three distinct orders of ministers, namely bishops, priests or presbyters, and deacons. 2. . /ɪˈpɪskəpəsɪ/ noun (pl) -cies 1. government of a Church by bishops 2. another word for episcopate n. 1640s; see episcopal […]
[ih-pis-kuh-puh l] /ɪˈpɪs kə pəl/ adjective 1. of or relating to a : episcopal authority. 2. based on or recognizing a governing order of : an episcopal hierarchy. 3. (initial capital letter) designating the Anglican Church or some branch of it, as the Episcopal Church in America. noun 4. (initial capital letter) Informal. an . […]
- Episcopal church
noun 1. an autonomous branch of the Anglican Communion in Scotland and the US
noun 1. the church in the U.S. that inherited the doctrine, discipline, and forms of worship of the Church of England, from which it became an independent body within the Anglican communion: known before 1976 as the Protestant Episcopal Church.