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[ih-fip-ee-uh m] /ɪˈfɪp i əm/

noun, plural ephippia
[ih-fip-ee-uh] /ɪˈfɪp i ə/ (Show IPA). Zoology.
a thick shell, consisting of two chitinous plates, that encloses and protects the winter eggs of a cladoceran.


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