lacrimal lake


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Related to lacrimal lake: lacrimal papilla, Lacus lacrimalis

lake

 [lāk]
1. to undergo separation of hemoglobin from erythrocytes.
2. a circumscribed collection of fluid in a hollow or depressed cavity; see also lacuna.
lacrimal lake the triangular space at the medial angle of the eye, where the tears collect. See also lacrimal apparatus.

lac·ri·mal lake

[TA]
the small cisternlike area of the conjunctiva at the medial angle of the eye, in which the tears collect after bathing the anterior surface of the eyeball and the conjunctival sac.
Synonym(s): lacus lacrimalis [TA], lacrimal bay

lac·ri·mal lake

(lak'ri-măl lāk) [TA]
The small cisternlike area of the conjunctiva at the medial angle of the eye, in which the tears collect after bathing the anterior surface of the eyeball and the conjunctival sac.
Synonym(s): lacus lacrimalis [TA] .

lacrimal lake

Accumulation of tears in the angle between the eyelids and the inner canthus prior to draining into the lacrimal puncta. See epiphora; tear meniscus.