lacrimal-gland

lacrimal gland

noun Anatomy.
either of two tear-secreting glands situated in the upper outer angle of the orbit.

Origin:
1780–90

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