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lacrimal bone

noun, Anatomy.
1.
a small, thin, membrane bone forming the front part of the inner wall of each orbit.
Also called lacrimal.
Origin of lacrimal bone
1850-1855
First recorded in 1850-55
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lacrimal bone in Medicine

lacrimal bone n.
A thin irregularly rectangular plate forming part of the medial wall of the eye socket behind the frontal process of the maxilla.

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