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Definition of Tear gland

Tear gland: The gland that makes tears. An abnormality of the tear glands can impair the production of the tears and lead to dry eyes. Also called a lacrimal gland.

Source: MedTerms™ Medical Dictionary
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Last Editorial Review: 6/14/2012

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