[ih-pif-er-uh] /ɪˈpɪf ər ə/
Pathology. an overflow of tears due to excessive secretion of the lacrimal glands or obstruction of the lacrimal ducts.
Rhetoric. (def 1).
epiphora e·piph·o·ra (ĭ-pĭf’ər-ə)
Watering of the eyes due to a blockage of the lacrimal ducts or the excessive secretion of tears.
[ep-uh-fram] /ˈɛp əˌfræm/ noun 1. a calcified or membranous septum produced by certain land snails during hibernation and functioning to cover the shell opening and prevent desiccation. 2. Botany. a membrane enclosing the capsule in certain mosses. /ˈɛpɪˌfræm/ noun 1. a disc of calcium phosphate and mucilage secreted by snails over the aperture of their […]
[ep-uh-fahy-lak-sis, -fi-] /ˌɛp ə faɪˈlæk sɪs, -fɪ-/ noun, Medicine/Medical. 1. reinforcement of the defenses of the body against disease.
[ep-uh-fil] /ˈɛp ə fɪl/ noun, Botany. 1. an epiphyte that grows on the surface, especially the upper surface, of leaves, as a lichen.
[ep-uh-fil] /ˈɛp ə fɪl/ noun, Botany. 1. an epiphyte that grows on the surface, especially the upper surface, of leaves, as a lichen. /ˌɛpɪˈfɪləs/ adjective 1. (botany) (of plants) growing on, or attached to, the leaf of another plant