tear gland

tear gland
any of the glands in the eyes that secrete tears
Hypernyms: ↑exocrine gland, ↑exocrine, ↑duct gland
Part Holonyms: ↑lacrimal apparatus

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tear gland noun
The lachrymal gland
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Main Entry:tear

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tear gland UK [ˈtɪə(r) ˌɡlænd] US [ˈtɪr ˌɡlænd] noun [countable] [singular tear gland plural tear glands] medical
an organ in your eye where tears are produced
Thesaurus: eye and parts of the eyemeronym relating to the eye and the ability to seehyponym

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