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lacrimal

[lak-ruh-muh l] /ˈlæk rə məl/
adjective
1.
lachrymal (defs 1–3).
2.
Also, lachrymal. Anatomy. of, pertaining to, or situated near the organs that secrete tears.
noun
Origin
1535-1545
1535-45; variant of lachrymal
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Examples for lacrimal
  • A dacryocystectomy is the surgical removal of a part of the lacrimal sac.
British Dictionary definitions for lacrimal

lacrimal

/ˈlækrɪməl/
adjective
1.
of or relating to tears or to the glands that secrete tears
Word Origin
C16: from Medieval Latin lachrymālis, from Latin lacrima a tear
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lacrimal in Medicine

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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