lachrymal duct

noun
any of several small ducts that carry tears from the lacrimal glands
Syn: ↑lacrimal duct, ↑tear duct
Hypernyms: ↑duct, ↑epithelial duct, ↑canal, ↑channel
Part Holonyms: ↑lacrimal apparatus

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lachrymal duct noun
A duct that conveys tear-water from the inner corner of the eye to the nose
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Main Entry:lachrymal

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  • Lachrymal — Lach ry*mal, a. [Cf. F. lacrymal. See {Lachrymose}.] 1. Of or pertaining to tears; as, lachrymal effusions. [1913 Webster] 2. (Anat.) Pertaining to, or secreting, tears; as, the lachrymal gland. [1913 Webster] 3. (Anat.) Pertaining to the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • lachrymal gland — noun any of the glands in the eyes that secrete tears • Syn: ↑lacrimal gland, ↑tear gland • Hypernyms: ↑exocrine gland, ↑exocrine, ↑duct gland • Part Holonyms: ↑lacrimal apparat …   Useful english dictionary

  • lachrymal — adj. & n. (also lacrimal, lacrymal) adj. 1 literary of or for tears. 2 (usu. as lacrimal) Anat. concerned in the secretion of tears (lacrimal canal; lacrimal duct). n. 1 = lachrymal vase. 2 (in pl.) (usu. as lacrimals) the lacrimal organs.… …   Useful english dictionary

  • duct gland — noun a gland that secretes externally through a duct • Syn: ↑exocrine gland, ↑exocrine • Hypernyms: ↑gland, ↑secretory organ, ↑secretor, ↑secreter • Hyponyms …   Useful english dictionary

  • lachrymal sac — top part of the tear duct that conducts tears out of the eyes …   English contemporary dictionary

  • tear duct — noun any of several small ducts that carry tears from the lacrimal glands • Syn: ↑lacrimal duct, ↑lachrymal duct • Hypernyms: ↑duct, ↑epithelial duct, ↑canal, ↑channel • Part Holonyms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • epithelial duct — noun a bodily passage or tube lined with epithelial cells and conveying a secretion or other substance the tear duct was obstructed the alimentary canal poison is released through a channel in the snake s fangs • Syn: ↑duct, ↑canal, ↑channel • …   Useful english dictionary

  • lacrimal duct — noun any of several small ducts that carry tears from the lacrimal glands • Syn: ↑lachrymal duct, ↑tear duct • Hypernyms: ↑duct, ↑epithelial duct, ↑canal, ↑channel • Part Holonyms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • tear duct and gland — or lachrymal duct and gland Structures that produce, distribute, and carry away tears. An almond shaped gland above the outer corner of each eye secretes tears between the upper eyelid and the eyeball. Tears moisten and lubricate the conjunctiva… …   Universalium

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