glandula lacrimalis -->
lacrimal gland
medical dictionary

The gland that secretes tears; it consists of 6 to 12 separate compound tubuloalveolar serous glands, located in the upper lateral part of the orbit, and is partially divided into a smaller palpebral part and a larger orbital part by the aponeurosis of the levator palpebrae muscle.

Synonyms: glandula lacrimalis.

(05 Mar 2000)