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Tears

Charles Tucker III shedding tears.

Tear ducts are found between the eyes and the nose, and serve the purpose of tear drainage and express extreme emotion in most species.

Artificial tear ducts were included in Soong-type androids. (Star Trek Generations)

Data crying

Data crying after finding Spot

The tears of female Elasians caused men's hearts to be enslaved if they came in contact with their flesh. (TOS: "Elaan of Troyius")

Spock once claimed that Klingons lacked tear ducts, though Kahless the Unforgettable was said to have filled an ocean with his tears, and at least one Klingon, Kurn, has produced tears. Tom Paris once commented that he has never seen B'Elanna Torres cry, this may be a reference to the lack of tear ducts among Klingons but it is not confirmed in the episode. (Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country; TNG: "Birthright, Part II"; DS9: "Sons of Mogh"; VOY: "Threshold")

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