Lacrimal punctum



lacrimal punctum n.
The minute circular opening of the lacrimal duct on the margin of each eyelid near the medial commissure.

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    [lak-ruh-mey-ter] /ˈlæk rəˌmeɪ tər/ noun 1. . [lak-ruh-mey-ter] /ˈlæk rəˌmeɪ tər/ noun 1. a chemical substance that causes the shedding of tears, as tear gas. /ˈlækrɪˌmeɪtə/ noun 1. a substance causing an increase in the flow of tears See tear gas /ˈlækrɪˌmeɪtə/ noun 1. a variant spelling of lacrimator lacrimator lac·ri·ma·tor (lāk’rə-mā’tər) n. Variant of […]



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