• WordNet 3.6
    • adj lachrymal relating to or located near the organ that produces tears
    • adj lachrymal of or relating to tears
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Lachrymal Of or pertaining to tears; as, lachrymal effusions.
    • Lachrymal (Anat) Pertaining to the lachrymal{2} organs; as, lachrymal bone; lachrymal duct.
    • Lachrymal (Anat) Pertaining to, or secreting, tears; as, the lachrymal gland.
    • n Lachrymal See Lachrymatory.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Lachrymal lak′ri-mal of or pertaining to tears, secreting tears, as in 'lachrymal duct,' the nasal duct, conveying tears from the eye to the nose
    • n Lachrymal one of the bones of the face, the os unguis, or nail-bone, in man
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Cf. F. lacrymal,. See Lachrymose


In literature:

I didn't know he had lachrymal glands at all until a little while ago.
"The New Machiavelli" by Herbert George Wells
It is a matter of taste, or, as Science might say, of the lachrymal glands as developed in each individual.
"Essays in Little" by Andrew Lang
The closure of the eye and the lachrymation are quite involuntary, and so is the disturbance of the heart.
"The Analysis of Mind" by Bertrand Russell
If you don't, I shall feel queer myself about the lachrymal ducts, and I don't like that.
"North and South" by Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell
Very near these bones are the two small lachrymal bones.
"A Practical Physiology" by Albert F. Blaisdell
Tears, the secretion of the lachrymal glands in response to an emotion, are too common a phenomenon to arouse comment.
"Outwitting Our Nerves" by Josephine A. Jackson and Helen M. Salisbury
Searle hasn't got you going on the lachrymals already?
"The Furnace of Gold" by Philip Verrill Mighels
Grief excites the lachrymal, and rage the salivary glands.
"The People's Common Sense Medical Adviser in Plain English" by R. V. Pierce
Smallbones made up a lachrymal face.
"Snarley-yow" by Frederick Marryat
A lachrymal gland lies in the postero-inferior angle of the orbit, and a Handerian gland in the corresponding position in front.
"Text Book of Biology, Part 1: Vertebrata" by H. G. Wells
And, following this, the little girl lifted her voice in lachrymal lament.
"Americans All" by Various
And, following this, the little girl lifted her voice in lachrymal lament.
"Emmy Lou" by George Madden Martin
And he hastily swallowed his anti-lachrymal.
"Harper's New Monthly Magazine, Vol. 3, July, 1851" by Various
I do not believe the Davenant women know how to cry: Nature left the lachrymal sac out of their composition.
"The Sixth Sense" by Stephen McKenna
Only a host of them, with best lachrymal equipment, could float away poor Sterne's misdeeds!
"English Lands Letters and Kings" by Donald G. Mitchell
Redness of the eye and lachrymation are very common; true photophobia uncommon.
"Neuralgia and the Diseases that Resemble it" by Francis E. Anstie
The malar bone, and the os unguis or lachrymal, are more or less developed according to the species considered.
"Artistic Anatomy of Animals" by Édouard Cuyer
Lachrymation and itching of the eyes in the morning on rising.
"New, Old, and Forgotten Remedies: Papers by Many Writers" by Various
As a rule, however, the eyes are somewhat suffused, and there is slight lachrymation and photophobia.
"A System of Practical Medicine by American Authors, Vol. I" by Various
The union of the molar and lachrymal bones.
"Sheep, Swine, and Poultry" by Robert Jennings

In poetry:

Anon, with lapse of tender ways
That emphasized the courting days,
The housewife in her apron blue,
As mistress of her new abode,
By frequent lachrymations showed
Her grief and blunders too.
"Never Had A Chance" by Hattie Howard
And why at our feast of the clasping of hands
Need we turn on the stream of our lachrymal glands?
Though we see the white breakers of age on our bow,
Let us take a good pull in the jolly-boat now!
"The Smiling Listener" by Oliver Wendell Holmes