lacrimal duct

noun Anatomy.

either of two small ducts extending from the inner corner of each eyelid to the lacrimal sac.

Origin of lacrimal duct

First recorded in 1790–1800 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for lacrimal duct

lacrimal duct


a short tube in the inner corner of the eyelid through which tears drain into the noseNontechnical name: tear duct
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Medicine definitions for lacrimal duct

lacrimal duct


A curved canal beginning at the margin of each eyelid near the medial commissure, and emptying with the duct from the other eye into the lacrimal sac.lacrimal canal
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