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Variant of lacrimal.
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(Physiology) a variant spelling of lacrimal
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(ˈlæk rə məl)

1. of, pertaining to, or characterized by tears.
[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]
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Adj.1.lachrymal - of or relating to tears
2.lachrymal - relating to or located near the organ that produces tears
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[ˈlækrɪməl] ADJlagrimal
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Maximum contribution to the formation of the bony orbit was by the frontals followed by the zygomatic and the lacrimals. The orbits were directed laterally as in dog, ox, horse, Assam goat, yak and dum pig (Miller et al.; Getty; Hillman,1975; Borthakur; Archana & Sharma, 1998 and Sarma et al., 2002, respectively).
h) Length of the lacrimal: Distance from fronto-lacrimal sutures to the junction between the lacrimal and malar bones.
Dacryoliths are calculi of the lacrimal system observed incidentally during dacryocystorhinostomy.