epiphora

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n epiphora repetition of the ends of two or more successive sentences, verses, etc.
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Epiphora (Rhet) The emphatic repetition of a word or phrase, at the end of several sentences or stanzas.
    • Epiphora (Med) The watery eye; a disease in which the tears accumulate in the eye, and trickle over the cheek.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L., fr. Gr. 'epifora`, fr. 'epife`rein to bring to or upon; 'epi` + fe`rein to bring

Usage


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While it is often asymptomatic, some patients present with epiphora or discharge.
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