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lacrimal sac

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noun Anatomy.
  1. the dilated upper portion of the nasolacrimal duct that receives tears from the lacrimal ducts.

Origin of lacrimal sac

First recorded in 1770–80
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lacrimal sac in Medicine

lacrimal sac

  1. The upper portion of the nasolacrimal duct into which the two lacrimal ducts empty.dacryocyst tear sac
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