Lacrimal groove - Sulcus lacrimalis

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Description

The lacrimal groove is a deep groove in front of the opening of the maxillar sinus on the nasal surface of maxilla, 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.


This definition incorporates text from a public domain edition of Gray's Anatomy (20th U.S. edition of Gray's Anatomy of the Human Body, published in 1918 – from http://www.bartleby.com/107/).

Anatomical hierarchy

General Anatomy > Bones; Skeletal system > Axial skeleton > Cranium > Maxilla > Body of maxilla > Nasal surface > Lacrimal groove

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