Ep"i*trite(?), n. [Gr. containing an integer and one third (i. e., , or in the ratio of 4 to 3); 'epi` upon, over + the third: cf. L. epitritos, F. pitrite.] (Gr. & Lat. Pros.) A foot consisting of three long syllables and one short syllable.
It is so called from being compounded of a spondee (which contains 4 times) with an iambus or a trochee (which contains 3 times). It is called 1st, 2d, 3d, or 4th epitrite according as the short syllable stands 1st, 2d, etc.
Ep`i*troch"le*a(?), n. [NL. See Epi-, and Trochlea.] (Anat.) A projection on the outer side of the distal end of the humerus; the external condyle.
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