lach•ry•ma•to•ryPronunciation: (lak'ru-mu-tôr"ē, -tōr"ē), [key]
—adj., n., pl. -ries.
of, pertaining to, or causing the shedding of tears.
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.
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