lacrimal gland

  1. either of two tear-secreting glands situated in the upper outer angle of the orbit.

Origin of lacrimal gland

First recorded in 1780–90

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British Dictionary definitions for lacrimal gland

lacrimal gland

  1. the compound gland that secretes tears and lubricates the surface of the eye and the conjunctiva of the eyelid

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Scientific definitions for lacrimal gland

lacrimal gland

[ lăkrə-məl ]

  1. Either of two glands, one in each eye, that produce and secrete tears.

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