Definitions of lachrymal

  1. relating to or located near the organ that produces tears
  2. Of or pertaining to tears; as, lachrymal effusions.
  3. Pertaining to, or secreting, tears; as, the lachrymal gland.
  4. Pertaining to the lachrymal organs; as, lachrymal bone; lachrymal duct.
  5. Pertaining to tears; secreting tears; as, lachrymal glands. Also, lacrimal, lacrymal.
  6. Pertaining to tears. secreting or conveying tears.
  7. Same as LACHRYMATORY.
  8. Pertaining to tears.
  9. See LACRIMAL, etc.
  10. Pertaining to tears; secreting tears; conveying tears.
  11. Pert. to tears; generating or conveying tears.
  12. See lacrimal.

Usage examples for lachrymal

  1. The lachrymal glands had none of that ready sensitiveness which gives many superficial women the credit of deep feeling. – The Red Acorn by John McElroy
  2. Thus, while the patriotic author is weeping and howling in prose, in blank verse, and in rhyme, and collecting the drops of public sorrow into his volume, as into a lachrymal vase, it is more than probable his fellow- citizens are eating and drinking, fiddling and dancing, as utterly ignorant of the bitter lamentations made in their name as are those men of straw, John Doe and Richard Roe, of the plaintiffs for whom they are generously pleased to become sureties. – Knickerbocker's History of New York, Complete by Washington Irving
  3. If the wall of the lachrymal sac or nasal duct is torn, the patient should be warned not to blow his nose for some days lest air be forced into the tissues and produce emphysema. – Manual of Surgery Volume Second: Extremities--Head--Neck. Sixth Edition. by Alexander Miles Alexis Thomson
  4. " A series of vicissitudes dating from the hour I left your house," said Phineas, " vicissitudes the recital of which would wring your heart, laddie, and make angels weep if their lachrymal glands were not too busily engaged by the horrors of war, culminated four months ago in an attack of fervid and penniless patriotism. – The Rough Road by William John Locke
  5. The lachrymal gland which secretes the tears keeps the above parts moist. – Common Diseases of Farm Animals by R. A. Craig, D. V. M.
  6. There is also a peculiarity in the skull noticed by Mr. Blanford, which is that the lachrymal process, instead of being anchylosed to the adjoining bones, as in others of the genus, is free, and this species is therefore distinguished from the one most resembling it, G. unguiculatus from Chinese Mongolia, in which the lachrymal process is united to the frontal. – Natural History of the Mammalia of India and Ceylon by Robert A. Sterndale
  7. Himself an adept at shedding tears at will, he seemed able to induce them when needed in the lachrymal glands of the most hardened culprit whom he happened to be defending. – Courts and Criminals by Arthur Train
  8. In the lachrymal ducts with which heaven has blessed you, you are more surely protected against the fires of your honest indignation than you are by the fire department against a blaze in the house. – The Delicious Vice by Young E. Allison
  9. Recurrent enlargement of the parotid and submaxillary glands, as well as of the lachrymal glands, is occasionally met with in adults, and was first described by Mikulicz. – Manual of Surgery Volume Second: Extremities--Head--Neck. Sixth Edition. by Alexander Miles Alexis Thomson
  10. And Tyre was to have the pleasure of shedding its Decoration Day tears before this master of the lachrymal glands. – Sube Cane by Edward Bellamy Partridge
  11. Miss Egerton, laughing, as he assisted her into the carriage, said, " I verily believe, Mr. Constantine, had I glanced round during the play, I should have seen as pretty a lachrymal scene between you and Lady Sara as any on the stage. – Thaddeus of Warsaw by Jane Porter
  12. As a well distributed fire of lachrymal shells will form a screen of gas which will last for several hours, they are often used during an attack to prevent the enemy from bringing up reinforcements. – Italy at War and the Allies in the West by E. Alexander Powell
  13. Trace them from the lachrymal glands to the nostrils. – Physiology and Hygiene for Secondary Schools by Francis M. Walters, A.M.
  14. Forced now to go back to your old Adeline, to that lachrymal urn- for, as he no doubt told you, the monster means to watch me night and day; he spoke of a detective! – Cousin Betty by Honore de Balzac
  15. And why at our feast of the clasping of hands Need we turn on the stream of our lachrymal glands? – The Poetical Works of Oliver Wendell Holmes, Vol. 5 Poems Of The Class Of '29 (1851-1889) by Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.