lacrimal apparatus

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Noun1.lacrimal apparatus - the structures that secrete and drain tears from the eye
anatomical structure, bodily structure, body structure, complex body part, structure - a particular complex anatomical part of a living thing; "he has good bone structure"
eye, oculus, optic - the organ of sight
lachrymal gland, lacrimal gland, tear gland - any of the glands in the eyes that secrete tears
lachrymal duct, lacrimal duct, tear duct - any of several small ducts that carry tears from the lacrimal glands
dacryocyst, lacrimal sac, tear sac - either of the two dilated ends of the lacrimal ducts at the nasal ends of the eyes that fill with tears secreted by the lacrimal glands