Medical Definition of Palpebral glands

1. Sebaceous glands embedded in the tarsal plate of each eyelid, discharging at the edge of the lid near the posterior border. Their secretions create a lipid barrier along the margin of the eyelids which contains the normal secretions in the conjunctival sac by preventing the watery fluid from spilling over the barrier when the eye is open. Synonym: glandulae tarsales, meibomian glands, palpebral glands. (05 Mar 2000)



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Palpebral Glands

palpatory
palpatory percussion
palpebra
palpebra III
palpebra conjunctiva
palpebra inferior
palpebra superior
palpebra tertia
palpebrae
palpebral
palpebral arteries
palpebral branches of infratrochlear nerve
palpebral conjunctiva
palpebral fissure
palpebral fissures
palpebral glands (current term)
palpebral part of lacrimal gland
palpebral part of orbicularis oculi muscle
palpebral raphe
palpebral veins
palpebralis
palpebras
palpebrate
palpebration
palpebronasal fold
palped
palpi
palpicorn
palpicorns
palpifer

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