the paired channels leading from the lacrimal sacs to the inferior meatus of the nose, through which tears are conducted through the nasal cavity [ MP:0008969 ]

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Term information

database cross reference

uberon_slim, pheno_slim

depicted by

has broad synonym

nasolacrimal duct - posterior naris

has related synonym

tear duct

d. nasolacrimalis

homology notes

The nasolacrimal duct is probably homologous to the posterior (excurrent) naris of actinopterygian fishes.[uncertain][VHOG]



structure notes

the nasolacrimal duct, the sac is lined by stratified columnar epithelium with mucus-secreting goblet cells, and is surrounded by connective tissue