conjunctiva


con·junc·ti·va

noun \ˌkän-ˌjəŋ(k)-ˈtī-və, kən-\
plural con·junc·ti·vas or con·junc·ti·vae\-(ˌ)vē\

Definition of CONJUNCTIVA

:  the mucous membrane that lines the inner surface of the eyelids and is continued over the forepart of the eyeball — see eye illustration
con·junc·ti·val \-vəl\ adjective

Origin of CONJUNCTIVA

New Latin, from Late Latin, feminine of conjunctivus conjoining, from Latin conjunctus
First Known Use: 14th century

con·junc·ti·va

noun \ˌkän-ˌjəŋ(k)-ˈtī-və, kən-\   (Medical Dictionary)
plural con·junc·ti·vas or con·junc·ti·vae \-(ˌ)vē\

Medical Definition of CONJUNCTIVA

: the mucous membrane that lines the inner surface of the eyelids and is continued over the forepart of the eyeball
con·junc·ti·val \-vəl\ adjective

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