lachrymal


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lac·ri·mal

(lak'ri-măl),
Relating to tears, their secretion, the secretory glands, and the drainage apparatus.
Synonym(s): lachrymal
[L. lacrima, a tear]

lachrymal

(lăk′rə-məl)
adj.
Variant of lacrimal.

lachrymal

See lacrimal.

lac·ri·mal

, lachrymal (lak'ri-măl)
Relating to the tears, their secretion, the secretory glands, and the drainage apparatus.
[L. lacrima, a tear]

lachrymal

An arbitrary and incorrect spelling of LACRIMAL.
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S gaffneyi had enlarged eye sockets, indicating that huge lachrymal salt glands surrounded their eyes, according to Ren Hirayama of Teikyo, Heisei University in Ichihara, Japan.
However, the skull of the Santana specimen, which measures 20 centimeters full length, resembles well-developed ones found in later sea turtles, with its large eye openings to accommodate huge salt-excreting lachrymal glands necessary for survival in a marine habitat.
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When we blink, tears made in the lachrymal glands sweep across the surface of the eyeball, to wash away dust and germs.