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lac·ri·mal

or lach·ry·mal  (lăk′rə-məl)
adj.
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.]

lacrimal

(ˈlækrɪməl) ,

lachrymal

or

lacrymal

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

lac•ri•mal

(ˈlæk rə məl)

adj.
1. Also, lachrymal. of, pertaining to, situated near, or constituting the glands that secrete tears.
n.
[1535–45; variant of lachrymal]

lac·ri·mal

(lăk′rə-məl)
Relating to or producing tears: the lacrimal glands.

lacrimal

Relating to tears; also the name of a small bone in each eye socket.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.lacrimal - of or relating to tears
2.lacrimal - relating to or located near the organ that produces tears
Translations

lacrimal

adj lagrimal
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[7] Disadvantages of this procedure includes cutaneous scar and the potential for injury to medial canthal structures, cerebrospinal fluid rhinorrhoea and functional interference with the physiological action of lacrimal pump. [8]
Our results suggest that the eyelid pressure represents the contraction power of the orbicularis muscle and reflects the lacrimal pump function more sensitively than horizontal lower eyelid laxity.
(1,3,4,10,20) Considering that canaliculotomy may lead to narrowing and scarring of the canalicular lumen, lacrimal pump dysfunction, and canalicular fistulas, some investigators recommend canalicular curettage alone or with the less invasive procedure of canaliculoplasty.
(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.