lacrimal gland

noun Anatomy.

  1. either of two tear-secreting glands situated in the upper outer angle of the orbit.


  1. the compound gland that secretes tears and lubricates the surface of the eye and the conjunctiva of the eyelid


  1. An almond-shaped gland that secretes tears into ducts that empty onto the surface of the conjunctiva of the eye.

  1. Either of two glands, one in each eye, that produce and secrete tears.
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