lachrymation


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lach·ry·ma·tion

 (lăk′rə-mā′shən)
n.
Variant of lacrimation.

lachrymation

(ˌlækrɪˈmeɪʃən)
n
a variant spelling of lacrimation

lachrymation, Iacrimation

the act or process of shedding tears; weeping.
See also: Bodily Functions
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.lachrymation - shedding tearslachrymation - shedding tears      
bodily function, bodily process, body process, activity - an organic process that takes place in the body; "respiratory activity"
References in classic literature ?
The closure of the eye and the lachrymation are quite involuntary, and so is the disturbance of the heart.
Other pointers to the remedy are intolerance to heat, stupor, listlessness, prostration, photophobia, a sensation of stiffness, red and swollen eyelids with hot lachrymation, a feeling of suffocation, a short dry cough, hoarseness and dyspnoea.
This syndrome develops in three stages: during the first stage, 6-48 hours after the initial injury, one observes rapid decrease in size of the thymus, spleen, lymph glands, and liver; disappearance of fat tissue; edema formation, especially in the thymus and loose retroperitoneal connective tissue; accumulation of pleural and peritoneal transudate; loss of muscular tone; fall of body temperature; formation of acute erosions in the digestive tract, particularly in the stomach, small intestine, and appendix; loss of cortical lipoids and chromaffin substances from the adrenals; and sometimes hyperemia of the skin, exophthalmos, [and] increased lachrymation and salivation.