lachrymal


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lach·ry·mal

 (lăk′rə-məl)
adj.
Variant of lacrimal.

lachrymal

(ˈlækrɪməl)
adj
(Physiology) a variant spelling of lacrimal

lach•ry•mal

(ˈlæk rə məl)

adj.
1. of, pertaining to, or characterized by tears.
n.
[1535–45; < Medieval Latin lachrymālis= Latin lachrym(a) (Hellenized sp. of lacrima, lacruma (Old Latin dacrima) tear, probably « Greek dákrȳma, derivative of dákry; see tear1) + -ālis -al1]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.lachrymal - of or relating to tears
2.lachrymal - relating to or located near the organ that produces tears
Translations

lachrymal

[ˈlækrɪməl] ADJlagrimal
References in classic literature ?
His poor mother," murmured the major, trying to get the lachrymal gland in operation, so as to moisten the corner of his eye with a false tear.
Section medical ophthalmic surgery devices: cataract, surgery, horny graft, orbit, eyelid, lachrymal tract .
There is a persistent myth about the British: that we are a nation of stoics, with stiff upper lips, repressed emotions, and inactive lachrymal glands.