lacrimal artery

Medical Dictionary

lacrimal artery n.
An artery with its origin in the ophthalmic artery, with distribution to the lacrimal gland, the lateral and superior rectus muscles, the upper eyelid, forehead, and temporal fossa.

The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary
Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.
Cite This Source
WordNet
lacrimal artery

noun
an artery that originates from the ophthalmic artery and supplies the lacrimal gland and rectal eye muscles and the upper eyelid and the forehead 
WordNet® 3.0, © 2006 by Princeton University.
Cite This Source
Copyright © 2014 Dictionary.com, LLC. All rights reserved.
  • Please Login or Sign Up to use the Recent Searches feature