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
the compound gland that secretes tears and lubricates the surface of the eye and the conjunctiva of the eyelid
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Medicine definitions for lacrimal gland
An almond-shaped gland that secretes tears into ducts that empty onto the surface of the conjunctiva of the eye.
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Science definitions for lacrimal gland
[ lăk′rə-məl ]
Either of two glands, one in each eye, that produce and secrete tears.
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