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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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Their topics include evaluating and managing congenital lacrimal obstruction, complications of orbital decompression and management, primary neoplasms of the orbit, the endoscopic management of skull base neoplasms with orbital involvement, and post-operative care and complications following open and endoscopic orbital surgery.
Chips of lacrimal bone is removed using side knife, then frontal process of maxilla is punched out using Kerrison's bone punch, lacrimal sac is fully exposed, for the exposure of upper of sac is sometimes drilling is required.
DEXTENZA is a resorbable, preservative-free ophthalmic insert that is placed in the lower lacrimal punctum and into the canaliculus of the eye.
The structures of the eye include the eyeball and the adnexa or structures outside the eyeball which include the bony orbit, eye muscles, eyelids, eyelashes, conjunctiva, and lacrimal apparatus (Ehrlich, Schroeder, Ehrlich, & Schroeder, 2017).
The histology confirmed the tumor was lacrimal gland adenoid cystic carcinoma (LGACC) [Figure 1]b; tumor cells infiltrated into the orbital soft tissue but were free of the orbital bone.
Declan Hovenden will be running lacrimal syringing workshops, and a peer discussion focused on dry eye will be hosted.
Patients with IgG4-related ophthalmic disease usually involve the lacrimal gland and may cause diseases such as orbital pseudotumor or sclerosing dacryoadenitis.
The purpose of this study was to evaluate the role of the lacrimal mucous component in VKC patients.
Locationwise, conjunctiva (66.8%) was the most commonly involved site followed by eyelid (20.8%) and lacrimal gland (3.2%) (Table 2).
Chronic suppurative lacrimal canaliculitis is an important cause of ocular surface discomfort.