lacrimal lake n.
The small cistern-like area of the conjunctiva at the medial angle of the eye, in which the tears collect after bathing the front surface of the eyeball and the conjunctival sac.
- Lacrimal nerve
lacrimal nerve n. A branch of the ophthalmic nerve, supplying the upper eyelid, conjunctiva, and lacrimal gland.
- Lacrimal papilla
lacrimal papilla n. A slight projection from the margin of each eyelid near the medial commissure, in the center of which is the opening of the lacrimal duct.
- Lacrimal punctum
lacrimal punctum n. The minute circular opening of the lacrimal duct on the margin of each eyelid near the medial commissure.
noun, Anatomy. 1. the dilated upper portion of the nasolacrimal duct that receives tears from the lacrimal ducts. lacrimal sac n. The upper portion of the nasolacrimal duct into which the two lacrimal ducts empty. Also called dacryocyst, tear sac.