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lachrymal

adjective lach·ry·mal \ˈla-krə-məl\

Definition of LACHRYMAL

1
usually lacrimal :  of, relating to, or being glands that produce tears
2
:  of, relating to, or marked by tears

Variants of LACHRYMAL

lach·ry·mal or lac·ri·mal \ˈla-krə-məl\

Origin of LACHRYMAL

Middle English lacrimale, from Middle French or Medieval Latin; Middle French lacrymal, from Medieval Latin lacrimalis, from Latin lacrima tear, from Old Latin dacrima, probably from Greek dakry — more at tear
First Known Use: 15th century

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