Lacrimal groove

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Lacrimal groove
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Left lacrimal bone. Orbital surface. Enlarged. (Lacrimal groove visible at left.)
Details
Latin Sulcus lacrimalis maxillae
Identifiers
Gray's p.160
Dorlands
/Elsevier
s_28/12768911
TA A02.1.00.081
A02.1.09.003
FMA FMA:57613
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.