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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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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.
Following punctum dilation, probing was performed with a Bowman probe (Probe Lachrymal BOWMAN 04-05, Inami, Tokyo, Japan) to confirm the absence of resistance in the lacrimal sac and the nasolacrimal duct (NLD).