Harderian Har*de"ri*an (h[aum]r*d[=e]"r[i^]*an), a. (Anat.) A term applied to a lachrymal gland on the inner side of the orbit of many animals which have a third eyelid, or nictitating membrane. See {Nictitating membrane}, under {Nictitate}. [1913 Webster]

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