lacrimal gland

noun

Medical Definition of lacrimal gland

: an acinous gland that is about the size and shape of an almond, secretes tears, and is situated laterally and superiorly to the bulb of the eye in a shallow depression on the inner surface of the frontal bone

called also tear gland

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“Lacrimal gland.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/lacrimal%20gland. Accessed 24 Jun. 2021.

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