lacrimation

or lach·ry·ma·tion

[lak-ruh-mey-shuh n]
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noun

the secretion of tears, especially in abnormal abundance.

Nearby words

  1. lacrimal nerve,
  2. lacrimal papilla,
  3. lacrimal punctum,
  4. lacrimal sac,
  5. lacrimal vein,
  6. lacrimator,
  7. lacrimatory,
  8. lacrimotomy,
  9. lacrosse,
  10. lact-

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

the secretion of tears
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Medicine definitions for lachrymation

lachrymation

[lăk′rə-māshən]

n.

Variant oflacrimation

lacrimation

n.

The secretion of tears, especially in excess.

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