\lˈakɹɪmə͡l kənˈal], \lˈakɹɪməl kənˈal], \l_ˈa_k_ɹ_ɪ_m_əl k_ə_n_ˈa_l]\
Definitions of LACHRYMAL CANAL
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is formed by the superior maxillary bone, os unguis, and os turbinatum inferius; and is seated in the outer paries of the nasal fossae. It is lined by a prolongation of the mucous membrane of the lachrymal sac; and its inferior orifice is furnished with a valvular duplicature. This duct transmits the tears, which have been absorbed at the great angle of the eye by the puncta lacrymalia, into the nasal fossae.
By Robley Dunglison