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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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adj. - Relating to or located near the organ that produces tears; Of or relating to tears.

Usage examples (32)
  • Ordinarily tears are carried off by the thin lacrimal ducts placed at the inner canthus.
  • The conjunctiva is kept moist by the secretions ( "tears") of the tear glands, a name that is Latinized to lacrimal glands ( "tear" L).
  • Exposure to ultrasonography, CT scanning, MRI and lacrimal scintigraphy are an active part of the oculoplastic fellowship training program.
  • So, as I write, yellowy green goo is building up in my lacrimal system and requires repetitive and tender cleaning every half hour or so, which is fun. for more
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