Conjunctiva meaning

kŏn'jŭngk-tī'və
The mucous membrane that lines the inner surface of the eyelid and the exposed surface of the eyeball.
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The mucous membrane lining the inner surface of the eyelids and covering the front part of the eyeball.
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The mucous membrane that lines the inner surface of the eyelid and the exposed surface of the eyeball.
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The mucous membrane that lines the inside of the eyelid and covers the surface of the eyeball.
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(anatomy) A clear mucous membrane that lines the inner surface of the eyelid and the exposed surface of the eyeball or sclera.
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Origin of conjunctiva

  • Middle English from Medieval Latin (membrāna) coniūnctīva connective (membrane) feminine of Late Latin coniūnctīvus connective from Latin coniūnctus past participle of coniungere to join together conjoin
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition