lacrimation

or lach·ry·ma·tion

[ lak-ruh-mey-shuh n ]
/ ˌlæk rəˈmeɪ ʃən /
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noun

the secretion of tears, especially in abnormal abundance.

Origin of lacrimation

1565–75; < Latin lacrimātiōn- (stem of lacrimātiō) weeping, equivalent to lacrimāt(us) past participle of lacrimāre to weep (see lachrymal, -ate1) + -iōn- -ion
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British Dictionary definitions for lachrymation

lacrimation

/ (ˌlækrɪˈmeɪʃən) /

noun

the secretion of tears

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Medicine definitions for lachrymation (1 of 2)

lachrymation

[ lăk′rə-māshən ]

n.

Variant oflacrimation

Medicine definitions for lachrymation (2 of 2)

lacrimation

n.

The secretion of tears, especially in excess.

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