Definition of lacrimal fistula in English:

lacrimal fistula

See synonyms for lacrimal fistula

noun

  • An abnormal opening or passage communicating with the lacrimal sac or a lacrimal duct, typically resulting in the leaking of tears on to the face.

Origin

Late 16th century; earliest use found in John Banister (1532/3–?1610), surgeon. After post-classical Latin fistula lacrimalis.