Lacrimal hamulus

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Lacrimal hamulus
Latinhamulus lacrimalis
Anatomical terminology

The posterior lacrimal crest, with a part of the orbital surface immediately behind it, gives origin to the lacrimal part of the orbicularis oculi and ends below in a small, hook-like projection, the lacrimal hamulus, which articulates with the lacrimal tubercle of the maxilla, and completes the upper orifice of the lacrimal canal; it sometimes exists as a separate piece, and is then called the lesser lacrimal bone.

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This article incorporates text in the public domain from page 164 of the 20th edition of Gray's Anatomy (1918)