a space between the closed lids and the eyeball through which tears flow to the punctum lacrimale.
Etymology: L, stream of tears
a channel between the eyelids and the surface of the eye that normally allows a flow of moisture when the eyes are closed.
rivus lacrimalis(rī′vŭs) [L. rivus, little stream, + lacrima, tear]
The pathway under the eyelids through which tears travel from their source in the lacrimal glands to the punctum lacrimale.
Ferrein,Antoine, French anatomist, 1693-1769.
Ferrein canal - a space between the closed lids and the eyeball through which the tears flow to the punctum lacrimale. Synonym(s): rivus lacrimalis
Ferrein foramen - the opening on the anterior aspect of the petrous part of the temporal bone which leads to the facial canal and gives passage to the greater petrosal nerve. Synonym(s): hiatus of facial canal
Ferrein ligament - the capsular ligament that passes obliquely down and backward across the lateral surface of temporomandibular joint. Synonym(s): lateral temporomandibular ligament
Ferrein pyramid - the center of the renal lobule, which has the shape of a small, steep pyramid, consisting of straight tubular parts. Synonym(s): medullary ray; processus ferreini
Ferrein tube - Synonym(s): convoluted tubule of kidney
Ferrein vasa aberrantia - biliary canaliculi that are not connected with hepatic lobules.
processus ferreini - Synonym(s): Ferrein pyramid