Lacrimal groove

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Lacrimal groove
Left lacrimal bone. Orbital surface. Enlarged. (Lacrimal groove visible at left.)
Latin Sulcus lacrimalis maxillae
Gray's p.160
Anatomical terms of bone

On the nasal surface of the body of the maxilla, in front of the opening of the sinus is a deep groove, the lacrimal groove (or lacrimal sulcus), which is converted into the nasolacrimal canal, by the lacrimal bone and inferior nasal concha; this canal opens into the inferior meatus of the nose and transmits the nasolacrimal duct.

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This article incorporates text from a public domain edition of Gray's Anatomy.