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lachrymation Syllabification: lach·ry·ma·tion
Pronunciation: /ˌlakrəˈmāSHən/
(also lacrimation or lacrymation)

Definition of lachrymation in English:


literary or Medicine
The flow of tears.
Example sentences
  • A high body temperature is associated with pyrexia with increased lacrymation and salivation.
  • Clinical signs were seen 5 hours after dosing, consisting of salivation, lachrymation, noisy respiration, tremors, unsteadiness, coldness, piloerection and wet urogenital region.
  • The selected symptoms were pain, lachrymation, photophobia, exudation, pruritis, vascular dilation, oedema and analysis of macrophotographs of conjunctival capillarograms.


Late 16th century: from Latin lacrimatio(n-), from lacrimare 'weep', from lacrima 'tear'.

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