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lacrimal Idioms & Phrases


lacrimal apparatus

  • noun the structures that secrete and drain tears from the eye
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lacrimal artery

  • noun an artery that originates from the ophthalmic artery and supplies the lacrimal gland and rectal eye muscles and the upper eyelid and the forehead
    arteria lacrimalis.
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lacrimal bone

  • noun small fragile bone making up part of the front inner walls of each eye socket and providing room for the passage of the lacrimal ducts
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lacrimal duct

  • noun any of several small ducts that carry tears from the lacrimal glands
    lachrymal duct; tear duct.
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lacrimal gland

  • noun any of the glands in the eyes that secrete tears
    lachrymal gland; tear gland.
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lacrimal sac

  • noun either of the two dilated ends of the lacrimal ducts at the nasal ends of the eyes that fill with tears secreted by the lacrimal glands
    tear sac; dacryocyst.
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lacrimal secretion

  • noun saline fluid secreted by lacrimal glands; lubricates the surface of the eyeball
    lachrymal secretion.
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lacrimal vein

  • noun drains the lacrimal gland; empties into the superior ophthalmic vein
    vena lacrimalis.
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