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Related to epicontinental sea: epeiric
epicontinental sea[¦ep·ə‚kant·ən′ent·əl ′sē]
That portion of the sea lying upon the continental shelf, and the portions which extend into the interior of the continent with similar shallow depths. Also known as epeiric sea; inland sea.
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