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(ˈlækrɪmətərɪ; -trɪ)
n, pl -ries
(Historical Terms) a small vessel found in ancient tombs, formerly thought to hold the tears of mourners
(Physiology) a variant spelling of lacrimatory


(ˈlæk rə məˌtɔr i, -ˌtoʊr i)

n., pl. -ries.
a small, narrow-necked vase found in ancient Roman tombs, formerly thought to have been used to catch the tears of bereaved friends. Also called lachrymal.
[1650–60; < Medieval Latin lachrymātōrium=lachrymā(re) to shed tears, derivative of lachryma (see lachrymal) + -tōrium -tory2]
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Adj.1.lachrymatory - relating to or prompting tears
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