tear duct


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tear duct

(tɪə)
n
(Anatomy) the nontechnical name for lacrimal duct
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.tear duct - any of several small ducts that carry tears from the lacrimal glandstear duct - any of several small ducts that carry tears from the lacrimal glands
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"
lacrimal apparatus - the structures that secrete and drain tears from the eye
Translations

tear duct

n. conducto lacrimal.
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Fluid may also be injected into your tear duct to see whether it comes out normally.
A FATHER of two lost half his face to cancer surgery after initially being told he was suffering from a blocked tear duct.
RESTASIS did not increase tear production in patients using anti-inflammatory eye drops or tear duct plugs.
To cut out the growth surgeons had to remove her nose, the roof of her mouth, right cheek, right eye tear duct, top lip and gum.
Older adults also may develop a blocked tear duct or relaxation of the connective tissue that keeps the inner part of the eyelid flat against the eye.
One of the most common causes is an obstruction in the tear duct; treatment for this involves the vet flushing the tear ducts.
a MicroPower micromolding machine producing a liquid silicone rubber two-component tear duct plug;
Graeme went to our local A&E, blepharitis was diagnosed by a consultant, and due to a sensation of a blocked tear duct a patency test was carried out.
There, a small channel called the tear duct connects the nose to each eye, says Dr.
By doing that, they reduce the amount of drop that enters the tear duct and sinuses, which is where it gets absorbed into the body.
For some goddamned reason, I, stuck, in 3:00 pm LA to Riverside freeway traffic, pulled out, smog stinging my eyes, instead of my vial of Visene from my right pocket, the left pocket vial of generic breath freshener, and applied to my right and left eye, in that order, and I began to cry like I had lost my last love, only my tear ducts, not wanting this combined blend of fresh breath fucking shit that is designated for the human mouth not the human eyes, began to tell my brain that I was about to enter "tear duct motherfucking hell.