Epi is defined as upon, over, around or besides.
An example of epi used as a prefix is in the word epicenter.
on, upon, over, on the outside, anterior, beside, besides, among: it becomes ep- before a vowel and, as eph-, it reflects an original combining with a word containing an initial aspirate (represented by English h): epiglottis, epidemic, epidermis
Origin of epi-; from Classical Greek epi, at, on, to, upon, over, besides ; from Indo-European base an unverified form epi from source Sanskrit ápi, Classical Latin ob
- On; upon: epiphyte.
- Over; above: epicenter.
- Around: epicarp.
- Close to; near: epicalyx.
- Besides: epiphenomenon.
- After: epilogue.
- Chemistry Epimer of: epitestosterone.
Origin of epi-Greek, from epi, upon; see epi in Indo-European roots.
Shortening of epinephrine.
- (category theory) Abbreviated form of epimorphism.
Shortening of epimorphism.
From Ancient Greek ἐπί (epi, “on top of”).