Definition of Meibomian gland
1. Noun. A long sebaceous gland that lubricates the eyelids. "Bacterial infection of a Meibomian gland produces a stye"
Generic synonyms: Glandulae Sebaceae, Sebaceous Follicle, Sebaceous Gland
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Literary usage of Meibomian gland
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1. Original contributions concerning the glandular structures appertaining to by Adolf Alt (1900)
"Downwards, the very much dilated central duct of a Meibomian gland; above it a number of ... In the left lower corner the dilated apex of a Meibomian gland; ..."
2. Diseases of the eye: A Handbook of Ophthalmic Practice for Students and by George Edmund De Schweinitz (1913)
"The growth begins by retention of the secretion of the Meibomian gland, followed by a ... A chalazion may form in the excretory duct of a Meibomian gland, ..."
3. Diagnosis from Ocular Symptoms by Matthias Lanckton Foster (1917)
"An endogenous primary infection of a Meibomian gland is very rare, ... A cyst of a Meibomian gland appears through the conjunctiva to be more translucent ..."
4. Atlas of external diseases of the eye by Richard Greeff, Matthias Lanckton Foster (1914)
"A Meibomian gland is simply a modified sebaceous gland, and is subject to pathological processes similar to those that affect the sebaceous glands of ..."