lachrymator


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lachrymator

also

lacrimator

(lăk′rə-mā′tər)
n.
A substance, such as tear gas, that causes tears to flow.
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lacrimator

, lachrymator (lak′rĭ-māt″ŏr)
A substance that increases the flow of tears.
lacrimatorylachrymatory (-mă-tōr″ē), adjective
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Stability and detectibility of lachrymators and their degradation products in evidence samples, Journal of Forensic Sciences (2002) 47:44-51.
Because sweet varieties develop little orno lachrymator, they cause no tears and develop relatively weak onion flavor.
Lachrymators (tear-producing agents) like chloroacetone (CA), xylyl bromide (white cross), and chloroacetophenone (CN), along with vomiting agents diphenylaminearsine (DM and adamsite) and chlorpicrin (PS) were used in hand grenades, mortar rounds, and artillery shells.