- Pathology. an overflow of tears due to excessive secretion of the lacrimal glands or obstruction of the lacrimal ducts.
- Rhetoric. epistrophe(def 1).
Origin of epiphora
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As a rule, patients who have had the lachrymal sac excised do not complain of epiphora, except in a cold wind.
- Watering of the eyes due to a blockage of the lacrimal ducts or the excessive secretion of tears.
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