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con·junc·ti·va

 (kŏn′jŭngk-tī′və)
n. pl. con·junc·ti·vas or con·junc·ti·vae (-vē)
The mucous membrane that lines the inner surface of the eyelid and the exposed surface of the eyeball.

[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; see conjoin.]

con′junc·ti′val (-vəl) adj.

conjunctiva

(ˌkɒndʒʌŋkˈtaɪvə)
n, pl -vas or -vae (-viː)
(Anatomy) the delicate mucous membrane that covers the eyeball and the undersurface of the eyelid
[C16: from New Latin membrāna conjunctīva the conjunctive membrane, from Late Latin conjunctīvus conjunctive]
ˌconjuncˈtival adj

con•junc•ti•va

(ˌkɒn dʒʌŋkˈtaɪ və)

n., pl. -vas, -vae (-vē).
the mucous membrane that covers the exposed portion of the eyeball and lines the inner surface of the eyelids.
[1350–1400; Middle English; short for Medieval Latin membrāna conjunctīva]
con`junc•ti′val, adj.

con·junc·ti·va

(kŏn′jŭngk-tī′və)
The mucous membrane that lines the inside of the eyelid and covers the surface of the eyeball. ♦ Inflammation of the conjunctiva is called conjunctivitis (kən-jŭngk′tə-vī′tĭs).
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.conjunctiva - a transparent lubricating mucous membrane that covers the eyeball and the under surface of the eyelid
eye, oculus, optic - the organ of sight
eyelid, lid, palpebra - either of two folds of skin that can be moved to cover or open the eye; "his lids would stay open no longer"
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
mucosa, mucous membrane - mucus-secreting membrane lining all body cavities or passages that communicate with the exterior
Translations

con·junc·ti·va

n. conjuntiva, membrana mucosa protectora del ojo;
bulbar ______ bulbar;
palpebral ______ palpebral.

conjunctiva

n (pl -vae) conjuntiva
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