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lach•ry•ma•to•ry



Pronunciation: (lak'ru-mu-tôr"ē, -tōr"ē), [key]
adj., n., pl. -ries.


adj.
of, pertaining to, or causing the shedding of tears.

n.
Also called lachrymal. a small, narrow-necked vase found in ancient Roman tombs, formerly thought to have been used to catch and keep the tears of bereaved friends. Also,lacrimatory.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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