Definition of Epiphora

1. Noun. Repetition of the ends of two or more successive sentences, verses, etc..

Exact synonyms: Epistrophe
Generic synonyms: Repetition



Definition of Epiphora

1. n. The watery eye; a disease in which the tears accumulate in the eye, and trickle over the cheek.

Definition of Epiphora

1. Noun. (rhetoric) epistrophe ¹

2. Noun. (medical) excessive tear production usually a result from an irritation of the eye ¹

3. Noun. (botany) Polystachya (a genus of orchids) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Medical Definition of Epiphora

1. 1. The watery eye; a disease in which the tears accumulate in the eye, and trickle over the cheek. 2. The emphatic repetition of a word or phrase, at the end of several sentences or stanzas. Origin: L, fr. Gr, fr. To bring to or upon; + to bring. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Epiphora

epipharynges
epipharynx
epiphatic
epiphenomena
epiphenomenal
epiphenomenalism
epiphenomenalisms
epiphenomenally
epiphenomenon
epiphlœum
epiphonema
epiphonemas
epiphonemata
epiphoneme
epiphonemes
epiphora (current term)
epiphoras
epiphragm
epiphragms
epiphrases
epiphrasis
epiphrenic
epiphrenic diverticulum
epiphyllospermous
epiphyllous
epiphyllum
epiphyllums
epiphylospermous
epiphyseal
epiphyseal fracture

Literary usage of Epiphora

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1. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1858)
"epiphora.—Mr. BOWMAN has pointed out a form of epiphora depending upon displacement ... Mr. B. BELI, records two cases of this form of epiphora which he has ..."

2. A Practical treatise on the diseases of the eye by William Mackenzie, Thomas Wharton Jones (1855)
"epiphora. From ivi upon and cip» I carry. This is the reverse of the last disease ; for the tears are secreted and dig- charged too abundantly, ..."

3. The Principles and Practice of Ophthalmic Medicine and Surgery by Thomas Wharton Jones (1856)
"epiphora, or watery eye. This is superabundant secretion of tears, and most commonly presents itself as a symptom of irritation of the conjunctiva. ..."

4. Text-book of Ophthalmology by Ernst Fuchs (1911)
"epiphora is an exceedingly frequent symptom of the most various conditions, ... For this senile epiphora instillation of the co^rium adstringens ..."

5. A Treatise on the diseases of the eye by William Lawrence (1854)
"epiphora, OR WATERY EYE. The quantity of lachrymal fluid may be greater than is necessary ... epiphora is often kept up for a long time by chronic external ..."

6. Saint Louis Medical and Surgical Journal (1887)
"Lachrymation is not epiphora; in the former there is no obstruction, ... On the contrary, in epiphora there is either obstruction in the passage, ..."

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