Origin of lacrimal
First recorded in 1535–45; variant of lachrymal
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Examples from the Web for lacrimal
Only a slight part of the maxillary process of the lacrimal remains on each side.
Fistulas may arise from wounds of glandular organs or their ducts, and thus we have the so-called mammary or lacrimal fistulas.Special Report on Diseases of the Horse
United States Department of Agriculture
The nasal is triangular and, with the lacrimal, forms the medial border of the naris.A New Order of Fishlike Amphibia From the Pennsylvanian of Kansas
Theodore H. Eaton
Or was it just a little harmless exercise of the lacrimal glands?
The anterior surface of the cornea is exquisitely smooth, and is kept moist by the lacrimal secretions.Special Report on Diseases of Cattle
U.S. Department of Agriculture
lachrymal or lacrymal
- of or relating to tears or to the glands that secrete tears
C16: from Medieval Latin lachrymālis, from Latin lacrima a tear
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- Of or relating to tears.
- Of, relating to, or constituting the glands that produce tears.
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