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lacrimal

[lak-ruh-muh l]
adjective
  1. lachrymal(defs 1–3).
  2. Also lachrymal. Anatomy. of, relating to, or situated near the organs that secrete tears.
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noun
  1. lacrimal bone.
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Origin of lacrimal

First recorded in 1535–45; variant of lachrymal
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British Dictionary definitions for lacrimal

lacrimal

lachrymal or lacrymal

adjective
  1. of or relating to tears or to the glands that secrete tears
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Word Origin

C16: from Medieval Latin lachrymālis, from Latin lacrima a tear
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lacrimal in Medicine

lacrimal

adj.
  1. Of or relating to tears.
  2. Of, relating to, or constituting the glands that produce tears.
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