Definition of Lachrymal

1. Adjective. Of or relating to tears.

Exact synonyms: Lacrimal
Partainyms: Tear, Tear



2. Adjective. Relating to or located near the organ that produces tears.
Exact synonyms: Lacrimal
Partainyms: Lacrimal Gland, Lacrimal Gland

Definition of Lachrymal

1. a. Of or pertaining to tears; as, lachrymal effusions.

2. n. See Lachrymatory.

Definition of Lachrymal

1. Adjective. Of or relating to tears, or the tear glands. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Lachrymal

1. [n -S]

Medical Definition of Lachrymal

1. 1. Of or pertaining to tears; as, lachrymal effusions. 2. Pertaining to, or secreting, tears; as, the lachrymal gland. Pertaining to the lachrymal organs; as, lachrymal bone; lachrymal duct. Origin: Cf. F. Lacrymal. See Lachrymose. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Lachrymal

lacets
lacewing
lacewing fly
lacewings
lacewood
lacewoods
lacework
laceworks
lacey
lachenalia
lachenalias
laches
lacheses
lachman's test
lachrymable
lachrymal (current term)
lachrymal duct
lachrymal gland
lachrymal secretion
lachrymals
lachrymary
lachrymate
lachrymation
lachrymations
lachrymator
lachrymatories
lachrymators
lachrymatory
lachrymiform
lachrymose

Literary usage of Lachrymal

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1. Anatomy, Descriptive and Surgical by Henry Gray (1901)
"It supplies the eyeball, the lachrymal gland, the mucous lining of the eye and ... The lachrymal is the smallest of the three branches of the ophthalmic. ..."

2. Text-book of Ophthalmology by Ernst Fuchs (1911)
"DISEASES OF THE lachrymal ORGANS. ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY. 118. THE lachrymal organs consist of the lachrymal gland and the lachrymal passages. ..."

3. Proceedings by Philadelphia County Medical Society (1890)
"... can make injurious pressure against the lachrymal bone, and thereby create a congestive state of the lachrymal tube which leads to obstruction. ..."

4. The Principles and Practice of Ophthalmic Medicine and Surgery by Thomas Wharton Jones (1863)
"The secretion of the lachrymal gland may be suppressed, or, on the contrary, ... These disordered states of the lachrymal secretion, it is well known, ..."

5. A Treatise on the diseases of the eye by William Lawrence (1854)
"THE lachrymal canals and sac are so small, so protected by their situation in the corner ... I have seen one of the lachrymal canals, and its correspondent ..."

6. Manual of the diseases of the eye by Charles Henry May (1901)
"The lachrymal sac, situated at the inner side of the internal canthus, is the upper, dilated portion of the lachrymo-nasal duet, and is placed in a groove ..."

7. Quain's Elements of Anatomy by Jones Quain, Allen Thomson, George Dancer Thane (1882)
"THE lachrymal BONE. The external surface is divided by a vertical ridge, the lachrymal crest, into two parts : the anterior is grooved, lachrymal groove, ..."

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