Tearpit
Tearpit Tear"pit`, n. (Anat.) A cavity or pouch beneath the lower eyelid of most deer and antelope; the lachrymal sinus; larmier. It is capable of being opened at pleasure and secretes a waxy substance. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • tearpit — ˈ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ noun Etymology: tear + pit : a sebaceous gland that opens beneath the lower eyelid of most deer and antelope, that can be controlled in its opening voluntarily, and that secretes a waxy odorous substance called also lacrimal sinus …   Useful english dictionary

  • Larmier — Lar mi*er, n. [F., fr. larme tear, drop, L. lacrima. See {Lachrymose}.] (Anat.) See {Tearpit}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • tear sac — noun either of the two dilated ends of the lacrimal ducts at the nasal ends of the eyes that fill with tears secreted by the lacrimal glands • Syn: ↑lacrimal sac, ↑dacryocyst • Hypernyms: ↑vesicle, ↑cyst • Part Holonyms: ↑lacrimal apparatus …   Useful english dictionary

  • lacrimal sinus — noun : tearpit …   Useful english dictionary

  • tear bag — noun Etymology: tear (I) : tearpit * * * tear bag noun 1. The lachrymal gland 2. The tear pit • • • Main Entry: ↑tear …   Useful english dictionary

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