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lacrimation

or lach·ry·ma·tion

[lak-ruh-mey-shuh n]
noun
  1. the secretion of tears, especially in abnormal abundance.
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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

noun
  1. the secretion of tears
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lachrymation in Medicine

lachrymation

(lăk′rə-māshən)
n.
  1. Variant oflacrimation
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lacrimation

n.
  1. The secretion of tears, especially in excess.
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