Definition of epichilium in English:

epichilium

noun

Botany
  • In an orchid flower: the terminal part of any labellum divided into distinct sections; = epichile . Compare "hypochilium", mesochilium .

Origin

Early 19th century; earliest use found in Samuel Frederick Gray (1766–1828), naturalist and pharmacologist. From scientific Latin epichilium from epi- + ancient Greek χεῖλος lip, rim + post-classical Latin -ium.

Pronunciation

epichilium

/ˌɛpɪˈkɪlɪəm/