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lacrimal

[ lak-ruh-muhl ]
/ ˈlæk rə məl /
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adjective
Also lachrymal. Anatomy. of, relating to, or situated near the organs that secrete tears.
noun
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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

/ (ˈlækrɪməl) /

adjective
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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Medical definitions for lacrimal

lacrimal

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