Lacrimal groove

On the nasal surface of the body of the maxilla, in front of the opening of the sinus is a deep groove, the lacrimal groove (or lacrimal sulcus), 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.

Lacrimal groove
Left lacrimal bone. Orbital surface. Enlarged. (Lacrimal groove visible at left.)
LatinSulcus lacrimalis maxillae
Anatomical terms of bone

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This article incorporates text in the public domain from page 160 of the 20th edition of Gray's Anatomy (1918)

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