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lacrimal gland

noun, Anatomy
1.
either of two tear-secreting glands situated in the upper outer angle of the orbit.
Origin
1780-1790
1780-90
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British Dictionary definitions for lacrimal-gland

lacrimal gland

noun
1.
the compound gland that secretes tears and lubricates the surface of the eye and the conjunctiva of the eyelid
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lacrimal-gland in Medicine

lacrimal gland n.
An almond-shaped gland that secretes tears into ducts that empty onto the surface of the conjunctiva of the eye.

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lacrimal-gland in Science
lacrimal gland
  (lāk'rə-məl)   
Either of two glands, one in each eye, that produce and secrete tears.
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