Results for: lacrimal-bone

What is a lacrimal?

Lacrimal is a term that means relating to tears or the production of tears. The lacrimal bone in the body is located around the orbit of the eye in the skull.

What are facial bones?

Mandible, maxilla, zygomatic, nasal, lacrimal, palatine, vomer, and ethmoid. Not ethmoid, lacrimal...ethmoid is an irregular bone considered part of the 8-cranial bone set [sphenoid, ethmoid, temporal(2), frontal, occipital, parietal(2)]

What part of the skeleton is the eye held in?

The skull contains what we call the eye socket or orbit. There are seven bones that articulate to form the orbit: frontal bone, lacrimal bone, ethmoid bone, zygomatic bone, maxillary bone, palatine bone and the sphenoid bone.