/ep'euh sil"euh jiz'euhm/, n. Logic.
a syllogism one of the premises of which is the conclusion of a preceding syllogism; any of the syllogisms included in a polysyllogism except the first one. Cf. polysyllogism.
[1855-60; < NL episyllogismus. See EPI-, SYLLOGISM]

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