conjunctiva

Definitions of conjunctiva
  1. noun
    a transparent lubricating mucous membrane that covers the eyeball and the under surface of the eyelid
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    bulbar conjunctiva, conjunctival layer of bulb, tunica conjunctiva bulbi
    the part of the conjunctiva covering the anterior face of the sclera and the surface epithelium of the cornea
    conjunctival layer of eyelids, palpebra conjunctiva, tunica conjunctiva palpebrarum
    the part of the conjunctiva lining the posterior surface of the eyelids; continuous with the bulbar conjunctiva
    pinguecula
    a slightly elevated elastic tissue deposit in the conjunctiva that may extend to the cornea but does not cover it
    pterygium
    either of two thickened triangular layers of conjunctiva extending from the nasal edge of the eye to the cornea; it arises from irritation of the pinguecula
    type of:
    mucosa, mucous membrane
    mucus-secreting membrane lining all body cavities or passages that communicate with the exterior
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