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epen·the·sis\i-ˈpen(t)-thə-səs, e-\
noun
: the insertion or development of a sound or letter in the body of a word (as \ə\ in \ˈa-thə-ˌlēt\ athlete)
Other forms: plural epen·the·ses\-ˌsēz\
ep·en·thet·ic \ˌe-pən-ˈthe-tik\ adjective
Origin: Late Latin, from Greek, from epentithenai to insert a letter, from epi- + entithenai to put in, from en- + tithenai to put — more at do.
First use: 1543

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