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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.]
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(ˈlækrɪməl) ,




(Physiology) of or relating to tears or to the glands that secrete tears
[C16: from Medieval Latin lachrymālis, from Latin lacrima a tear]
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(ˈlæk rə məl)

1. Also, lachrymal. of, pertaining to, situated near, or constituting the glands that secrete tears.
[1535–45; variant of lachrymal]
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Relating to or producing tears: the lacrimal glands.
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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
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adj lagrimal
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Smaller sections on lacrimal drainage system surgery and orbital surgery include discussions such as surgery on the lacrimal puncta and canaliculi, and orbitotomy procedures.
Antinuclear antibody (ANA) testing useful in very rare cases of dacryocystitis caused by lupus involvement of the lacrimal drainage system with resultant obstruction and infection.
Functional nasolacrimal duct obstruction (FNLDO) can be defined as the presence of epiphora with a patent lacrimal drainage system according to an irrigation test and without any evidence of potential causative factors, including ocular surface abnormalities, lid margin abnormalities, eyelid laxity, and punctal or canalicular stenosis, although several different definitions have been published [1-6].
The aim of this study was to evaluate the clinical efficacy of medial canthoplasty combined with conjunctivodacryocystorhinostomy (CDCR) in patients with medial telecanthal deformities and lacrimal drainage system damage.
Epiphora is the major clinical sign for obstruction in lacrimal drainage system, which was evident in present case also.
Lesions of the lacrimal drainage system: a clinicopathological study of 643 biopsy specimens of the lacrimal drainage system in Denmark 1910-1999.
The surgical outcome of endoscopic dacryocystorhinostomy according to the obstruction levels of lacrimal drainage system.Clin Exp Otorhinolaryngol 2009; 3: 141-4.
(45-47) Where an impairment of lacrimal drainage system is suspected from patient history and examination of facial features, eyes and surrounding tissue, the Jones dye test may be used to distinguish between patent lacrimal systems, functionally obstructed or blocked lacrimal systems, and lacrimal pump failure.
This debris runs into the lacrimal drainage system at the inner corner of the eye and into the nose.