lacrimal bone

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lac′rimal bone`


n.
a skull bone extending from each orbit to the nasal region, greatly reduced in mammals.
[1850–55]
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Noun1.lacrimal bone - small fragile bone making up part of the front inner walls of each eye socket and providing room for the passage of the lacrimal ducts
bone, os - rigid connective tissue that makes up the skeleton of vertebrates
cranial orbit, eye socket, orbital cavity, orbit - the bony cavity in the skull containing the eyeball