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Excessive watering of the eye.
- ‘This results in tears pooling in the cul-de-sac produced by the lower lid ectropion and resultant epiphora.’
- ‘The eye is the most sensitive organ in riot control because CS causes epiphora, blepharospasm, a burning sensation, and visual problems.’
- ‘Two patients had been subject to recurrent dacryocystitis, 3 were subject to epiphora and recurrent dacryocystitis and the others were subject to intolerable epiphora ranging from 6 months to ‘years’.’
- ‘We present the case of a 25 year old male who was admitted for the treatment of a swelling in the right lacrimal area with complaints of epiphora.’
- ‘These tumours tend to go unnoticed until obstruction or compression of structures occurs, resulting in symptoms such as diplopia, epiphora or nasal obstruction.’
2Rhetoricanother term for epistrophe
Late 16th century (in epiphora (sense 2)): via Latin from Greek epi ‘upon’ + pherein ‘to bear or carry’.
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