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epi- +‎ peripheral


epiperipheral (not comparable)

  1. (physiology) Connected with, or having its origin upon, the external surface of the body; especially applied to the feelings that originate at the extremities of nerves, as for example when touching an object with the finger.
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Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for epiperipheral in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)