meibomian gland

noun, often capitalized M
mei·​bo·​mian gland | \ mī-ˈbō-mē-ən- How to pronounce meibomian gland (audio) \

Medical Definition of meibomian gland

: one of the long sebaceous glands of the eyelids that discharge a fatty secretion which lubricates the eyelids

called also tarsal gland

— see chalazion

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“Meibomian gland.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/meibomian%20gland. Accessed 22 Oct. 2020.

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