a love of knowledge, esp. excessive
Greek episteme ‘knowledge’
episternal ep·i·ster·nal (ěp’ĭ-stûr’nəl) adj.
[ep-uh-pet-l-uh s] /ˌɛp əˈpɛt l əs/ adjective 1. (of a flower) having the stamens attached to the petals. /ˌɛpɪˈpɛtələs/ adjective 1. (botany) (of stamens) attached to the petals
- Epipelagic zone
epipelagic zone (ěp’ə-pə-lāj’ĭk) The uppermost part of the oceanic zone, lying above the mesopelagic zone, that receives enough sunlight to allow photosynthesis. The epipelagic zone can reach depths of about 200 m (656 ft) in tropical and subtropical latitudes and about 100 m (328 ft) in higher latitudes or where upwellings or other conditions cause […]
[ep-ee-puh-laj-ik] /ˌɛp i pəˈlædʒ ɪk/ adjective 1. of or relating to the stratum of the oceanic zone where enough light is present for photosynthesis to occur. /ˌɛpɪpəˈlædʒɪk/ adjective 1. of, relating to, or inhabiting the upper zone of the ocean from just below the surface to approximately 100 metres deep