meibomian gland


mei·​bo·​mian gland mī-ˈbō-mē-ən- How to pronounce meibomian gland (audio)
often capitalized M
: 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.” Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Jan. 2023.

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