Definition of Conjunctiva

1. Noun. A transparent lubricating mucous membrane that covers the eyeball and the under surface of the eyelid.

Definition of Conjunctiva

1. n. The mucous membrane which covers the external surface of the ball of the eye and the inner surface of the lids; the conjunctival membrane.

Definition of Conjunctiva

1. Noun. (anatomy) A clear mucous membrane that lines the inner surface of the eyelid and the exposed surface of the eyeball or sclera. ¹

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Definition of Conjunctiva

1. [n -VAS or -VAE]

Medical Definition of Conjunctiva

1. A clear membrane that coats the inner aspect of the eyelids and the outer surface of the eye. (27 Sep 1997)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Conjunctiva

conjugative plasmid
conjunctiva (current term)
conjunctival arteries
conjunctival cul-de-sac
conjunctival fornix
conjunctival glands
conjunctival layer of bulb
conjunctival layer of eyelids
conjunctival reflex
conjunctival ring
conjunctival sac
conjunctival varix
conjunctival veins

Literary usage of Conjunctiva

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1. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1874)
"The semilunar fold of the conjunctiva was very swollen and red, and the bulbar conjunctiva slightly injected, while the cornea and the deeper parts of the ..."

2. Text-book of Ophthalmology by Ernst Fuchs (1911)
"CHAPTER I. DISEASES OF THE conjunctiva. ANATOMY. 7. THE conjunctiva coats the posterior surface of the lids and the anterior surface of the eyeball. ..."

3. Manual of the diseases of the eye: For Students and General Practitioners by Charles Henry May (1909)
"The conjunctiva is a thin layer of mucous membrane which lines the eyelids and is reflected on to the eyeball, forming a sac, the conjunctival sac (Fig. ..."

4. Diseases of the eye: A Handbook of Ophthalmic Practice for Students and by George Edmund De Schweinitz (1916)
"In addition to dermoid tumors (see page 233) certain thickenings of the conjunctiva of congenital origin have been reported. The latter resemble pterygia ..."

5. A Practical treatise on the diseases of the eye by William Mackenzie, Thomas Wharton Jones (1855)
"Abnormal development, or hypertrophy of the conjunctiva cornea. An extension of membrane, like sclerotic conjunctiva, over a part of the cornea, ..."

6. A Treatise on the Diseases of the Eye by John Soelberg Wells (1883)
"RARE DISEASES OF THE conjunctiva. 1878, p. 413 et seq.) For a more detailed account of syphilis of the conjunctiva, the reader is referred to a paper on the ..."

7. The Principles and Practice of Ophthalmic Medicine and Surgery by Thomas Wharton Jones (1863)
"Conjunctivitis, or inflammation of the conjunctiva. The principal forms of inflammation, of which the conjunctiva may be the seat, are pustular, catarrhal, ..."

8. Anatomy: Descriptive and Surgical by Henry Gray (1897)
"The conjunctiva is the mucous membrane of the eye. ... The folds formed by the reflection of the conjunctiva from the lids on to the eye are called the ..."

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