lacrimation
lacrimation lacrimation n. shedding tears; same as {lachrymation}.

Syn: lachrymation, tearing, watering. [WordNet 1.5]


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  • lacrimation — [lak΄ri mā′shən] n. [L lacrimatio, a weeping < pp. of lacrimare, to weep < lacrima, TEAR2] normal or excessive secretion or shedding of tears …   English World dictionary

  • lacrimation — /lak reuh may sheuhn/, n. the secretion of tears, esp. in abnormal abundance. Also, lachrymation, lachrimation. [1565 75; < L lacrimation (s. of lacrimatio) weeping, equiv. to lacrimat(us) ptp. of lacrimare to weep (see LACHRYMAL, ATE1) + ion… …   Universalium

  • lacrimation — noun Date: 1572 the secretion of tears especially when abnormal or excessive …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Lacrimation — Die Träne ist eine salzige Körperflüssigkeit, die die Tränendrüsen von Menschen und Säugetieren ständig absondern. Das Tränensekret besteht aus einer wässrigen Phase und einer Lipidphase. Störungen in der Zusammensetzung führen zum trockenen Auge …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • lacrimation — noun shedding tears; crying …   Wiktionary

  • Lacrimation — Shedding tears. * * * The secretion of tears, especially in excess. [L. lacrimatio] * * * lac·ri·ma·tion also lach·ry·ma·tion .lak rə mā shən n the secretion of tears specif abnormal or excessive secretion of tears due to local or systemic… …   Medical dictionary

  • lacrimation — n. secretion of tears, production of tears (especially in excess) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • lacrimation — noun variant spelling of lachrymation …   English new terms dictionary

  • lacrimation — lac·ri·ma·tion …   English syllables

  • lacrimation — n. the production of excess tears; crying. See also: lacrimal apparatus …   The new mediacal dictionary

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