Definition of Lacrimal gland

1. Noun. Any of the glands in the eyes that secrete tears.

Exact synonyms: Lachrymal Gland, Tear Gland
Generic synonyms: Duct Gland, Exocrine, Exocrine Gland
Group relationships: Lacrimal Apparatus

Definition of Lacrimal gland

1. Noun. One of a pair almond-shaped glands, one for each eye, that secrete the aqueous layer of the tear film. ¹

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Medical Definition of Lacrimal gland

1. The gland that secretes tears; it consists of 6 to 12 separate compound tubuloalveolar serous glands, located in the upper lateral part of the orbit, and is partially divided into a smaller palpebral part and a larger orbital part by the aponeurosis of the levator palpebrae muscle. Synonym: glandula lacrimalis. (05 Mar 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Lacrimal Gland

lacrimal artery
lacrimal bay
lacrimal bone
lacrimal bones
lacrimal border of maxilla
lacrimal calculus
lacrimal canaliculus
lacrimal caruncle
lacrimal conjunctivitis
lacrimal duct
lacrimal duct obstruction
lacrimal fascia
lacrimal fistula
lacrimal fold
lacrimal fossa
lacrimal gland (current term)
lacrimal gland enlargement
lacrimal glands
lacrimal groove
lacrimal hamulus
lacrimal lake
lacrimal lakes
lacrimal margin of maxilla
lacrimal nerve
lacrimal notch
lacrimal opening
lacrimal papilla
lacrimal part of orbicularis oculi muscle
lacrimal process
lacrimal punctum

Literary usage of Lacrimal gland

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Diseases of the eye by George Edmund De Schweinitz (1916)
"This is an inflammation of the lacrimal gland, a comparatively rare affection, ... Hypertrophy of the lacrimal gland has been observed at birth, ..."

2. Proceedings of the Society for Experimental Biology and Medicine (1903)
"The data on total lipids and total phospholipids of the lacrimal gland and SMSG ... As compared to the lacrimal gland, the concentrations of total lipids in ..."

3. Cunningham's Manual of Practical Anatomy by Daniel John Cunningham, Arthur Robinson (1914)
"The lacrimal gland lies in the upper and lateral part of the orbital cavity, under cover of the zygomatic process of the frontal bone. ..."

4. Modern ophthalmology by James Moores Ball (1908)
"DISEASES OF THE lacrimal gland. The lacrimal gland of the orbit is subject to inflammation, injury, and new growths. The accessory glands also take on ..."

5. Anatomy, Descriptive and Applied by Henry Gray (1913)
"At the lateral angle of the upper eyelid the ducts of the lacrimal gland open ... The lacrimal gland is lodged in the lacrimal fossa, on the medial side of ..."

6. The Student's Guide to Diseases of the Eye by Edward Nettleship (1882)
"May be divided into those which affect the secreting parts—the lacrimal gland and its ducts; and those in which the drainage apparatus is at fault—the ..."

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