Lacrimal hamulus

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Lacrimal hamulus
Latin hamulus lacrimalis
Gray's subject #39 164
Dorlands/Elsevier h_02/12407626

Editor-In-Chief: C. Michael Gibson, M.S., M.D. [1]

The posterior lacrimal crest, with a part of the orbital surface immediately behind it, gives origin to the lacrimal part of the Orbicularis oculi and ends below in a small, hook-like projection, the lacrimal hamulus, which articulates with the lacrimal tubercle of the maxilla, and completes the upper orifice of the lacrimal canal; it sometimes exists as a separate piece, and is then called the lesser lacrimal bone.

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