crocodile tears syndrome

[krŏkə-dīl′]

n.

A syndrome caused by a lesion of the seventh cranial nerve central to the geniculate ganglion and resulting in residual facial paralysis with profuse lacrimation during eating.crocodile tears

Nearby words

  1. crockford,
  2. crocodile,
  3. crocodile bird,
  4. crocodile clip,
  5. crocodile tears,
  6. crocodilian,
  7. crocoite,
  8. crocosmia,
  9. crocus,
  10. crocus sack


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