dacryo-, dacry- +

(Greek: tear, tears; as from a tear-gland or the tear-glands in the eyes)

1. Absence of tears; tearlessness.
2. Insufficiency of lacrimal secretions.
conjunctivodacryocystorhinostomy (s) (noun), conjunctivodacryocystorhinostomies (pl)
1. A procedure for providing lacrimal drainage when the canaliculi are closed; plastic tubes are inserted that extend from the conjunctival sac to the nose.
2. Etymology: from Latin coniungere (conjunctiva) + Greek dakryon, "tear" + Greek kustis, "cyst" (sac containing a gaseous, liquid, or semisolid substance) + Greek ris, rhin-, "nose", + Greek stoma, "mouth".
conjunctivodacryocystostomy (s) (noun), conjunctivodacryocystostomies (pl)
1. A surgical procedure through the membrane that coats the inner areas of the eyelids, which provides an opening into the lacrimal (tear) sac.
2. Etymology: from Greek conjunctiva + Greek dakryon, "tear", + Greek kystis, "sac", + Greek stoma, "mouth".
Pain in a lacrimal gland or a gland in the outer corner of the eye that produces tears.
Inflammation of the lacrimal gland.
dacryagogatresia, dacryo-agogatresia
The occlusion of a duct of the lacrimal gland.
Stimulating the production of tears.
A stimulant of tear formation.
Inflammation of the lacrimal sac.
Ulceration of the lacrimal drainage system.
A condition of alternating between crying and laughing.
dacryoadenalgia (s) (noun) (no pl)
Pain in a lacrimal gland in the eye: Ruth's eyes were hurting her and at the opthamologist's office she was diagnosed with dacryoadenalgia, which affected the glands that secrete tears.
dacryoadenectomy (s) (noun), dacryoadenectomies (pl)
An operation to cut out a lacrinal gland: A dacryoadenectomy is the surgical removal or excision of the gland that secretes tears in an eye.
dacryoadenitis (s) (noun) (no pl)
Inflammation of the lacrimal gland: Serious dacryoadenitis illnesses are normally caused by a bacterial or by a viral infection, for example by mumps or by the staphylococcus bacteria.
dacryoblennorrhea (s) (noun), dacryoblennorrheas (pl)
1. Chronic discharges of mucus from a lacrimal (tear) ducts.
2. Mucopurulent or mucoid discharge from the lacrimal drainage system.

Related "tear, tears; as in crying" word unit: lacrimo-.