crocodile tears syndrome

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crocodile tears syndrome (krŏk'ə-dīl')
n.
A syndrome caused by a lesion of the seventh cranial nerve central to the geniculate ganglion and resulting in residual facial paralysis with profuse lacrimation during eating. Also called crocodile tears.

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