tearpit

noun

: a sebaceous gland that opens beneath the lower eyelid of most deer and antelope, that can be controlled in its opening voluntarily, and that secretes a waxy odorous substance

called also lacrimal sinus

Word History

Etymology

tear + pit

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“Tearpit.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tearpit. Accessed 21 Apr. 2024.

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