e|phem|er|on

e|phem|er|on
e|phem|er|on «ih FEHM uh ron, -uhr uhn», noun, plural -er|a «-uhr uh», -er|ons.
1. = ephemerid. (Cf.ephemerid)
2. anything that is ephemeral.
[< Greek eph, neuter of eph see etym. under ephemera (Cf.ephemera)]

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