conjunctiva

play
noun con·junc·ti·va \ˌkän-ˌjəŋ(k)-ˈtī-və, kən-\

Definition of conjunctiva

plural

conjunctivas

or

conjunctivae

play \ˌkän-ˌjəŋ(k)-ˈtī-(ˌ)vē, kən-\
  1. :  the mucous membrane that lines the inner surface of the eyelids and is continued over the forepart of the eyeball — see eye illustration

conjunctival

play \ˌkän-ˌjəŋ(k)-ˈtī-vəl, kən-\ adjective

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Origin and Etymology of conjunctiva

New Latin, from Late Latin, feminine of conjunctivus conjoining, from Latin conjunctus


First Known Use: 14th century


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conjunctiva

play
noun con·junc·ti·va \ˌkän-ˌjəŋ(k)-ˈtī-və, kən-\

Medical Definition of conjunctiva

plural

conjunctivas

or

conjunctivae

\-(ˌ)vē\play
  1. :  the mucous membrane that lines the inner surface of the eyelids and is continued over the forepart of the eyeball

conjunctival

\-vəl\play adjective

Illustration of conjunctiva


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