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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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Agger nasi cells, the most constant ethmoidal air cells, lie below the frontal sinus, inferolateral to the lacrimal sinus, and represent pneumatization of the lacrimal bone by extension of the anterior ethmoidal cells (12).