epiphora

[ ih-pif-er-uh ]
/ ɪˈpɪf ər ə /

noun

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

1650–60; < Latin epiphora an afflux, repetition < Greek epiphorá a bringing upon. See epi-, -phore
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epiphora

[ ĭ-pĭfər-ə ]

n.

Watering of the eyes due to a blockage of the lacrimal ducts or the excessive secretion of tears.
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