epi-, ep-

(Greek: above, over, on, upon; besides; in addition to; toward; among)

epizoicidal
Lethal to epizoa.
epizoicide (ep" i ZOH i sighed)
1. The killing of external-animal parasites.
2. An agent destructive to or which kills epizoa.
epizoochore
1. Dispersed by attachment to the surface of animals of visid (sticky), barbed, or hooked seeds or fruits.
2. Any spore, seed, or organism that is dispersed by being carried upon the body of an animal.
epizoology
The study of the frequency, distribution, and causation of disease in an animal population. Also called epizootiology.
epizoon (s), epizoa (pl)
1. An animal organism that lives on the surface of a host animal as a parasite; an ectozoon.
2. A parasitic animal that lives on the exterior of the body of another animal; an external parasite.
A parasitic flea is living on the surface of a dog.
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epizoonosis
A disease caused by an animal parasite in or on the skin. Also called epidermatozoonosis.
epizootic
1. Common among animals.
2. A disease affecting a large number of animals simultaneously, corresponding to "epidemic" in humans.
epizootiology, epizootology, epizootiologic, epizootiological
1. The science concerned with the factors involved in the occurrence and spread of animal diseases.
2, The study of the frequency, distribution, and causation of disease in an animal population; the counterpart in nonhuman animals of epidemiology.
eponym
1. Someone who gives, or is supposed to give, his/her name to a people, place, or institution; e.g. among the Greeks, the heroes who were looked upon as ancestors or founders of tribes or cities. Also in Latin form eponymus.
2. A name from which another name or word is derived; such as, "sandwich" coming from The Earl of Sandwich and "Rome" which is derived from Romulus.
3. The name of a method, test, etc., which is based on the name of a person connected with it in some way.
eponymic
1. Being or relating to or bearing the name of an eponym.
2. A reference to something named after someone.

For example, a condition called Sherman's syndrome might be named after someone named Sherman, who discovered it, or described and clearly delineated it.

eponymy
1. Derivation of a name of a city, country, era, institution, or other place or thing from that of a person.
2. The name of a person, whether real or fictitious, who has (or is thought to have) given rise to the name of a particular place, tribe, era, discovery, or other item.
eponyous
epornithic
epornithology
funiculoepididymitis
Inflammation of the spermatic cord and the epididymis.

Related "above, over, beyond the normal, excessive" word units: hyper-; super-, supra-, sur; ultra-, ult-.