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The flow of tears.
- ‘During this course one new chalazion had started developing on the right lower eyelid with itching, mild discomfort, whitish discharge from eyes and lacrymation.’
- ‘Clinical signs were seen 5 hours after dosing, consisting of salivation, lachrymation, noisy respiration, tremors, unsteadiness, coldness, piloerection and wet urogenital region.’
- ‘The selected symptoms were pain, lachrymation, photophobia, exudation, pruritis, vascular dilation, oedema and analysis of macrophotographs of conjunctival capillarograms.’
- ‘Effects on the eyes are slight and are restricted to a burning sensation and lachrymation.’
- ‘A high body temperature is associated with pyrexia with increased lacrymation and salivation.’
Late 16th century: from Latin lacrimatio(n-), from lacrimare ‘weep’, from lacrima ‘tear’.
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