[lak-ruh-muh l]

Origin of lacrimal

First recorded in 1535–45; variant of lachrymal Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

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British Dictionary definitions for lacrimal


lachrymal or lacrymal

  1. of or relating to tears or to the glands that secrete tears

Word Origin for lacrimal

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


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