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lacrimation

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noun lac·ri·ma·tion \ˌla-krə-ˈmā-shən\

Definition of lacrimation

  1. :  the secretion of tears especially when abnormal or excessive



1572

First Known Use of lacrimation

1572


Medical Dictionary

lacrimation

noun lac·ri·ma·tion

Medical Definition of lacrimation

  1. :  the secretion of tears; specifically :  abnormal or excessive secretion of tears due to local or systemic disease

  2. lac·ri·mate also lach·ry·mate intransitive verb, lac·ri·mat·ed lac·ri·mat·ing



Variants of lacrimation

also lach·ry·ma·tion \ˌlak-rə-ˈmā-shən\play

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