lacrimal punctum

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lac·ri·mal punc·tum

[TA]
the minute circular opening of the lacrimal canaliculus, on the margin of each eyelid near the medial commissure.
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lac·ri·mal punc·tum

(lak'ri-măl pŭngk'tŭm) [TA]
The minute circular opening of the lacrimal canaliculus, on the margin of each eyelid near the medial commissure.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

lacrimal punctum

A small, round or oval, opening of the lacrimal canaliculus (duct) on the margin of each eyelid near the inner canthus and situated in the middle of a small elevation the lacrimal papilla. A lacrimal punctum is normally visible only if the lid is everted. Plural: lacrimal puncta. Syn. lacrimal point.
Millodot: Dictionary of Optometry and Visual Science, 7th edition. © 2009 Butterworth-Heinemann