epiphora

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek ἐπί (epí, on top of) + Ancient Greek φέρειν (phérein, to bear).

Noun[edit]

epiphora (plural epiphoras)

  1. (rhetoric) Epistrophe.
  2. (medicine) Excessive tear production usually a result from an irritation of the eye.
  3. (botany) Polystachya (a genus of orchids).