lachrymal

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adjective lach·ry·mal \ˈla-krə-məl\
variants: or

lacrimal

Definition of lachrymal

  1. 1 usually lacrimal :  of, relating to, or being glands that produce tears

  2. 2 :  of, relating to, or marked by tears

Origin and Etymology 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 3tear


First Known Use: 15th century


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