|pars orbitalis glandulae lacrimalis -->|
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)
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