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noun, Anatomy.
either of two tear-secreting glands situated in the upper outer angle of the orbit.
the compound gland that secretes tears and lubricates the surface of the eye and the conjunctiva of the eyelid

lacrimal gland n.
An almond-shaped gland that secretes tears into ducts that empty onto the surface of the conjunctiva of the eye.
lacrimal gland
Either of two glands, one in each eye, that produce and secrete tears.


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    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.

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