A network of orbital structures of the eye that secrete and drain tears from the surface of the eyeball into the nasal cavity; these parts include the lacrimal glands, lacrimal lake, lacrimal ducts, lacrimal canals, lacrimal sacs, nasolacrimal ducts, and lacrimal puncta. [ http://www.informatics.jax.org/accession/anna ]

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Term information

Subsets

uberon_slim, pheno_slim

definition
  • A network of orbital structures of the eye that secrete and drain tears from the surface of the eyeball into the nasal cavity; these parts include the lacrimal glands, lacrimal lake, lacrimal ducts, lacrimal canals, lacrimal sacs, nasolacrimal ducts, and lacrimal puncta.
depicted by
  • http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/c/cf/Gray896.png
editor note
  • TODO - resolve canaliculus vs tear duct vs lacrimal vs nasolacrimal
external ontology notes
  • this is an eye appendage in ncit, along with eyelid and eyebrow. in MA, part of eye surface part_of eye
has exact synonym
  • lacrymal system
  • apparatus lacrimalis
has related synonym
  • nasolacrimal drainage system
  • lacrimal drainage system
  • nasolacrimal system
id
  • UBERON:0001750