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ep•i•phragm



Pronunciation: (ep'u-fram"), [key]
n.
1. a calcified or membranous septum produced by certain land snails during hibernation and functioning to cover the shell opening and prevent desiccation.
2. Bot.a membrane enclosing the capsule in certain mosses.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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