nasolacrimal duct

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Noun1.nasolacrimal duct - a duct that carries tears from the lacrimal sac to the nasal cavity
duct, epithelial duct, canal, channel - a bodily passage or tube lined with epithelial cells and conveying a secretion or other substance; "the tear duct was obstructed"; "the alimentary canal"; "poison is released through a channel in the snake's fangs"
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the nasal duct is especially vulnerable and likely to upset the whole delicate mechanism.
Communication occurs through the frontal nasal duct, between each frontal sinus and ethmoidal infundibulum which, in turn, opens into the semilunar hiatus in the mid-nasal meatus (MOORE; DALLEY, 2007).
The nasal duct drains into the nose, which is why our nose runs when we cry.