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lacrimal bone

noun Anatomy.
  1. a small, thin, membrane bone forming the front part of the inner wall of each orbit.
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Origin of lacrimal bone

First recorded in 1850–55
Also called lacrimal.
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lacrimal bone in Medicine

lacrimal bone

  1. A thin irregularly rectangular plate forming part of the medial wall of the eye socket behind the frontal process of the maxilla.
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