- of or relating to tears.
- producing tears.
- characterized by tears; indicative of weeping.
- Anatomy. lacrimal(def 2).
Origin of lachrymal
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Examples from the Web for lachrymal
Tears were a reflex response of the lachrymal glands to these events.Why Do We Cry?
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And, following this, the little girl lifted her voice in lachrymal lament.Emmy Lou
George Madden Martin
He was not praised for the lachrymal sack, and Aboulcasem's cup.Practical Education, Volume II
Why is the lachrymal secretion of the horse's eye thick and glutinous?The Reason Why
The lachrymal in Manatus is very small, but is larger in Halicore.
The lachrymal may either be united to the jugal or may be large and distinct.
- a variant spelling of lacrimal
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Word Origin and History for lachrymal
also lachrimal, early 15c., from Medieval Latin lacrimalis, from Latin lacrima (see lachrymose).
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