Fossa for lacrimal gland

The lacrimal fossa (or fossa for lacrimal gland) is located on the inferior surface of each orbital plate of the frontal bone. It is smooth and concave, and presents, laterally, underneath the zygomatic process, a shallow depression for the lacrimal gland.

Fossa for lacrimal gland
Frontal bone. Inferior view. The location of the Lacrimal fossa for the Lacrimal gland
Latinfossa glandulae lacrimalis
Anatomical terms of bone

See also


This article incorporates text in the public domain from page 137 of the 20th edition of Gray's Anatomy (1918)

  • 1519844 - Stedman's Online Medical Dictionary at Lippincott Williams and Wilkins

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