- a combining form meaning “tear,” used in the formation of compound words; dacryorrhea.
Also especially before a vowel, dacry-.
Origin of dacryo-
< Greek dakryo-, combining form representing dákry or dákryon tear1
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- Lacrimal system; tears:dacryorrhea.
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