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 ]

Synonyms: lacrymal system apparatus lacrimalis

This is just here as a test because I lose it

Term information


uberon_slim, pheno_slim

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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 related synonym

nasolacrimal system

nasolacrimal drainage system

lacrimal drainage system