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or lach·ry·mal  (lăk′rə-məl)
1. Of or relating to tears.
2. Of, relating to, or constituting the glands that produce tears.

[Middle English lacrimale, from Old French lacrymal, from Medieval Latin lachrymālis, from Latin lacrima, lachryma, tear; see dakru- in Indo-European roots.]


(ˈlækrɪməl) ,




(Physiology) of or relating to tears or to the glands that secrete tears
[C16: from Medieval Latin lachrymālis, from Latin lacrima a tear]


(ˈlæk rə məl)

1. Also, lachrymal. of, pertaining to, situated near, or constituting the glands that secrete tears.
[1535–45; variant of lachrymal]


Relating to or producing tears: the lacrimal glands.


Relating to tears; also the name of a small bone in each eye socket.
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Adj.1.lacrimal - of or relating to tears
2.lacrimal - relating to or located near the organ that produces tears


adj lagrimal
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A Many babies have a small obstruction to the lacrimal duct through which tears drain into the nose.
Dacryocystitis or inflammation of nasolacrimal duct occur due to trauma, blockage of lacrimal duct or secondary to inflammation of lacrimal duct.
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