|the compound gland that secretes tears and lubricates the surface of the eye and the conjunctiva of the eyelid|
lacrimal gland n.
An almond-shaped gland that secretes tears into ducts that empty onto the surface of the conjunctiva of the eye.
|lacrimal gland (lāk'rə-məl) Pronunciation Key
Either of two glands, one in each eye, that produce and secrete tears.