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Medical Term:

lacrimal bone


an irregularly rectangular thin plate, forming part of the medial wall of the orbit posterior to the frontal process of the maxilla; it articulates with the inferior nasal concha, ethmoid, frontal, and maxillary bones.

Synonym(s): os lacrimaleTA, os unguis

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