Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Of or relating to tears.
  • adjective Of, relating to, or constituting the glands that produce tears.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • See lacrymal.

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  • adjective Alternative spelling of lachrymal.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective of or relating to tears
  • adjective relating to or located near the organ that produces tears

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Middle English lacrimale, from Old French lacrymal, from Medieval Latin lachrymālis, from Latin lacrima, lachryma, tear; see dakru- in Indo-European roots.]

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From Latin lācrima, "tear"

Examples

  • Fleming had earlier made a study of different substances which prevent the growth of bacteria and, inter alia, had come upon one in lacrimal fluid and saliva, the so-called lysozyme.

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  • Indeed, brain regions associated with emotional arousal, including areas of the hypothalamus and basal ganglia, are connected to a section of the brainstem called the lacrimal nucleus that stimulates tear production.

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  • Indeed, brain regions associated with emotional arousal, including areas of the hypothalamus and basal ganglia, are connected to a section of the brainstem called the lacrimal nucleus that stimulates tear production.

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  • Indeed, brain regions associated with emotional arousal, including areas of the hypothalamus and basal ganglia, are connected to a section of the brainstem called the lacrimal nucleus that stimulates tear production.

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  • On our eyes there is tear duct, the biggest one is called lacrimal, its job is to produce tear.

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  • On our eyes there is tear duct, the biggest one is called lacrimal, its job is to produce tear.

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  • Exposure to ultrasonography, CT scanning, MRI and lacrimal scintigraphy are an active part of the oculoplastic fellowship training program.

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  • Subspecialty procedures include surgical correction of complex strabismus, ocular and orbital tumors, lacrimal abnormalities, congenital and acquired orbital and eyelid problems, pediatric cataract and intraocular lens implantation, pediatric glaucoma surgery, and pediatric retinal surgery.

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  • So, as I write, yellowy green goo is building up in my lacrimal system and requires repetitive and tender cleaning every half hour or so, which is fun.

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  • Besides, as an ophthalmologist, you get paid six times as much just for flushing out a plugged lacrimal duct as I would for an hour-long evaluation and management visit, including intense counseling on obesity management as well as other health matters, so it's not really worth your time.

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