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or na·so·lach·ry·mal

[ney-zoh-lak-ruh-muh l]
adjective Anatomy.
  1. of or relating to the lacrimal structures and the nose.
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Origin of nasolacrimal

First recorded in 1830–40; naso- + lacrimal
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Examples from the Web for nasolacrimal

Historical Examples

  • The ventral ramus joins the horizontal and dorsal rami of the septomaxillary at the anterior end of the nasolacrimal duct.

    Cranial Osteiology of the Hylid Frog, Smilisca baudini

    Linda Trueb

nasolacrimal in Medicine


  1. Relating to the nasal bones and the lacrimal bones, or to the nasal cavity and the lacrimal ducts.
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