Words Starting with EP: Useful List & Examples

Discover a comprehensive list of words starting with “ep” to boost your vocabulary and enhance your wordplay skills.

  1. Ephemeral- Lasting for a very short time.
  2. Episode- An event or a group of events occurring as part of a sequence.
  3. Epistle- A letter, especially a formal one.
  4. Epicenter- The point on the earth’s surface vertically above the focus of an earthquake.
  5. Epicure- A person who takes particular pleasure in fine food and drink.
  6. Epoch- A period of time in history or a person’s life, typically one marked by notable events.
  7. Epigram- A witty, often paradoxical remark or saying.
  8. Epigraph- An inscription on a building, statue, or coin.
  9. Epilogue- A section at the end of a book or play that serves as a comment on or a conclusion to what has happened.
  10. Epiphany- A moment of sudden and great revelation or realization.
  11. Epistle- A letter, especially a lengthy or formal one.
  12. Epistaxis- Bleeding from the nose.
  13. Epidemiology- The study of the distribution and determinants of health-related states.
  14. Epidermis- The outer layer of cells covering an organism.
  15. Epizootic- An outbreak of disease affecting many animals of one kind at the same time.
  16. Episiology- The study of the perineum.
  17. Episteme- Knowledge or understanding, especially the theoretical knowledge of a discipline.
  18. Epistolary- Relating to the writing of letters.
  19. Ephemeris- A table or data file giving the calculated positions of celestial bodies at regular intervals.
  20. Epoxide- A three-membered ring molecule with an oxygen atom.
  21. Epizoon- An external parasite.
  22. Epitaph- An inscription on a tomb or gravestone in memory of the person buried there.
  23. Epithet- A term used to characterize a person or thing.
  24. Epizoic- Living on the body of an animal.
  25. Epitome- A perfect example of something.
  26. Epigraph- A quote set at the beginning of a literary work.
  27. Epiphyte- A plant that grows on another plant.
  28. Epistasis- The interaction of genes that are not alleles.
  29. Epithalamium- A poem written in honor of marriage.
  30. Epigone- A less distinguished follower or imitator.
  31. Epiphytic- Pertaining to plants growing non-parasitically on another plant.
  32. Epimere- A section or segment of an organism’s body.
  33. Epiblast- The outer layer of an embryo.
  34. Epochal- Highly significant or important, especially bringing about a new era.
  35. Epizoology- The study of animal diseases.
  36. Epicyclic- Pertaining to a small circle whose center moves around the circumference of a larger one.
  37. Epiphysitis- Inflammation of growth plates in bones.
  38. Episcopal- Pertaining to a bishop or bishops.
  39. Epiotic- Situated in the otic capsule of the ear.
  40. Epigenesis- The process by which an organism develops from a fertilized egg.
  41. Ephor- One of the five senior Spartan magistrates.
  42. Epizoite- A parasite that lives on the surface of its host.
  43. Epicycle- A circle whose center moves around the circumference of another circle.
  44. Epizootiology- The study of disease patterns in animal populations.
  45. Epigraphic- Relating to or consisting of inscriptions.
  46. Epidemiological- Pertaining to the branch of medicine that deals with epidemiology.
  47. Epigenetic- Relating to or arising from non-genetic influences on gene expression.
  48. Epithelioid- Resembling epithelial cells.
  49. Ephemera- Something short-lived or transitory.
  50. Epaxial- Above or on the dorsum.
  51. Epilimnion- The top layer of water in a stratified lake.
  52. Epirotic- Relating to Epirotic, pertaining to the region of Epirus.
  53. Epigeal- Growing on or close to the ground.
  54. Episcia- A genus of flowering plants in the Gesneriaceae family.
  55. Epoxidize- To introduce an epoxy group into a compound.
  56. Episteme- A system of understanding; knowledge.
  57. Epitrichium- A layer of cells covering the epidermis of a fetus.
  58. Epigeous- Living or occurring on the ground.
  59. Epineurium- The outermost layer of connective tissue surrounding a peripheral nerve.
  60. Epitaphist- A person who writes epitaphs.
  61. Epitrophic- Influencing or reflecting growth conditions.
  62. Epizoon- An animal parasite living on the surface of its host.
  63. Episome- A genetic element inside some bacterial cells, particularly plasmids that can integrate into the bacterial chromosome.
  64. Epopee- A grand narrative poem, epic.
  65. Epenthesis- The addition of one or more sounds to a word.
  66. Epilate- To remove hair by pulling it out by the roots.
  67. Epimorphic- Capable of developing into a complete organism or structures.
  68. Epimysium- A sheath of fibrous tissue surrounding a muscle.
  69. Epiotic- Located on or above the inner ear structure.
  70. Epigastric- Relating to the upper part of the abdomen.
  71. Epithesis- Addition of a letter or sound at the end of a word.
  72. Epistemic- Relating to knowledge or the degree of its validation.
  73. Epitrichium- The thin outer layer present on mammalian embryos.
  74. Epigraphist- A person who studies inscriptions.
  75. Epicanthal- Relating to a fold of skin over the inner corner of the eye.
  76. Epigraphy- The study and interpretation of inscriptions.
  77. Epiplasm- The cytoplasm that lies beneath the surface membrane.
  78. Epirotic- Of or related to the Epirus region of Greece.
  79. Epigenomanalysis- The study of epigenomes and their influences.
  80. Epitaxy- The growth of one crystalline substance on the crystal face of another.
  81. Epibiont- An organism that lives on the surface of another living organism.
  82. Epicycloid- A curve traced by a point on the circumference of a circle which rolls on the exterior of another circle.
  83. Epimer- Each of two isomers with at least two asymmetric centers differing in configuration at one center.
  84. Epitope- The part of an antigen molecule to which an antibody attaches itself.
  85. Epidural- An injection into the epidural space of the spine.
  86. Epirogenic- Relating to the gradual but extensive uplift or subsidence of part of the earth’s crust.
  87. Epideictic- Rhetorical oratorial expression.
  88. Epigenome- The complete set of epigenetic modifications across the genome.
  89. Epigrammatist- A person who writes epigrams.
  90. Epispastic- Causing blistering.
  91. Epizoism- Mutualistic relationship where one organism lives on another.
  92. Epichlorohydrin- A chemical compound used in the production of epoxy resins.
  93. Epithermal- Relating to geological processes at high temperatures.
  94. Episternum- A bone in the sternum of some animals.
  95. Epilation- The removal of hair from the body.
  96. Epithelium- A type of tissue forming the outer layer of body surfaces and lining hollow structures.
  97. Epicedium- A funeral chant.
  98. Epoxides- A class of organic compounds characterized by an oxygen atom bonded to two adjacent carbon atoms in a ring.
  99. Epistolatory- Written in the form of letters or correspondence.
  100. Epizootic- Pertaining to animal epizootics, outbreaks of disease.

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