lacrimal

[lak-ruh-muhl]
adjective
1.
lachrymal ( defs 1–3 ).
2.
Also, lachrymal. Anatomy. of, pertaining to, or situated near the organs that secrete tears.
noun

Origin:
1535–45; variant of lachrymal

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lacrimal, lachrymal or lacrymal (ˈlækrɪməl)
 
adj
of or relating to tears or to the glands that secrete tears
 
[C16: from Medieval Latin lachrymālis, from Latin lacrima a tear]
 
lachrymal, lachrymal or lacrymal
 
adj
 
[C16: from Medieval Latin lachrymālis, from Latin lacrima a tear]
 
lacrymal, lachrymal or lacrymal
 
adj
 
[C16: from Medieval Latin lachrymālis, from Latin lacrima a tear]

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lacrimal lac·ri·mal or lach·ry·mal (lāk'rə-məl)
adj.

  1. Of or relating to tears.

  2. Of, relating to, or constituting the glands that produce tears.

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A dacryocystectomy is the surgical removal of a part of the lacrimal sac.
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