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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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The major affected bones are those which undergo intramembranous ossification such as cranial vault, clavicles, maxilla, nasal, and lacrimal bones.[sup][5] It is characterized by the absence of the clavicles, which usually occurs in 10% of cases or the presence of hypoplastic clavicles which allow the hypermobility of shoulders that can move it up to the medial plane of the body.
1, 4 and 5) was articulated anteriorly with incisive bone as also reported in dog (Miller et at.), in horse (Getty), in chital (Kumawat et al.) and in tiger (Joshi) while the nasal bones articulated with lacrimal bones in ox (Raghavan) and in camel (Singh).
Facial and morphometric studies have shown that patient with narrow face and flat nose as well as underdeveloped lacrimal bones and maxilla have a higher incidence of dacryocystitis which leads to Nasolacrimal duct obstruction.