noun, plural con·junc·ti·vas, con·junc·ti·vae [kon-juhngk-tahy-vee] /ˌkɒn dʒʌŋkˈtaɪ vi/. Anatomy.
Origin of conjunctiva
Examples from the Web for conjunctiva
It is an active worm, little more than an inch in length, and is usually found beneath the conjunctiva of the eye.
Grafts of mucous membrane are used to cover defects in the lip, cheek, and conjunctiva.Manual of Surgery|Alexis Thomson and Alexander Miles
Canthotomy is simple division of the outer canthus without stitching the conjunctiva into the wound.
The superior rectus is exposed through a horizontal incision in the conjunctiva, as in the first stage for advancement.
A few drops of nicotine inserted under the conjunctiva of an animal will kill at once.Health, Happiness, and Longevity|Louis Philippe McCarty
British Dictionary definitions for conjunctiva
noun plural -vas or -vae (-viː)
Word Origin for conjunctiva
Word Origin and History for conjunctiva
1540s, medical Latin, short for membrana conjunctiva "conjunctive membrane" (see conjunctive).