lachrymal bone

lachrymal

[lak-ruh-muhl]
adjective
1.
of or pertaining to tears.
2.
producing tears.
3.
characterized by tears; indicative of weeping.
4.
Anatomy, lacrimal ( def 2 ).
noun
5.
Also called lachrymal bone. Anatomy, lacrimal bone.
6.
lachrymatory ( def 2 ).

Origin:
1535–45; < Medieval Latin lachrymālis, equivalent to Latin lachrym(a) (Hellenized spelling of lacrima, lacruma (OL dacrima) tear, probably ≪ Greek dákrȳma, derivative of dákry; see tear1) + -ālis -al1

postlachrymal, adjective
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lachrymal (ˈlækrɪməl)
 
adj
a variant spelling of lacrimal

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