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epiphora

Pronunciation: e-pif'o-ra

Definition: An overflow of tears on the cheek, due to imperfect drainage by the tear-conducting passages.

Synonym(s): tearing, watery eye1

[G. a sudden flow, fr. epi, on, + phero, to bear]

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