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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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6% from healthy conjunctivas were positive for different fungi, Cladosporium, Aspergillus, Fusarium, and Rhizoctonia species (Ando and Takatori).
Objectives: To investigate the incidence of fungal mycoflora of conjunctiva in patients attending teaching department of ophthalmology, Imam Khomeini Hospital, Ahvaz, Iran.
Conclusion: There was a remarkable presence of fungi in the conjunctiva of patients.
Some degree of corneal staining is found in up to 79% of corneas (9) and 71% of conjunctivas (16) in healthy, non-contact lens wearing individuals, so some corneal staining could result directly from the normal physiological process of desquamation at the surface (supported by the fact that it varies from day to day (16)).
However observing the mechanical and physiological impact of contact lenses on the ocular surface also forms a fundamental part of the management of our contact lens patients Not only is it important to observe the cornea, but also the conjunctiva and eyelids.
The local health officials and the IMSS representatives authorized only visual acuity testing, followed by a supplementary, rapid clinical examination of the children's inferior conjunctivas for the assessment of follicles.
In this context, the Visual Health Program team was only allowed to conduct a rapid, clinical observation of the children's conjunctivas, far short of the World Health Organization (WHO) guidelines for trachoma assessment.