- the mucous membrane that lines the exposed portion of the eyeball and inner surface of the eyelids.
Origin of conjunctiva
Examples from the Web for conjunctiva
Historical Examples of conjunctiva
He was jaundiced, the conjunctiva yellow, and the lips blue.Poisons: Their Effects and Detection
Alexander Wynter Blyth
In this way as much of the conjunctiva is gone over as is necessary.
The conjunctiva is then brought together with a fine silk suture.
The conjunctiva and outer canthus are then united with sutures.
A weak solution cautiously applied to the eyelid or conjunctiva, produces dilation of the pupil lasting for several hours.
- the delicate mucous membrane that covers the eyeball and the under surface of the eyelid
Word Origin for conjunctiva
1540s, medical Latin, short for membrana conjunctiva "conjunctive membrane" (see conjunctive).
- The mucous membrane that lines the inner eyelid and the exposed surface of the eyeball.
- The mucous membrane that lines the inside of the eyelid and covers the surface of the eyeball.