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conjunctiva

[ kon-juhngk-tahy-vuh ]
/ 藢k蓲n d蕭蕦艐k藞ta瑟 v蓹 /
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noun, plural con路junc路ti路vas, con路junc路ti路vae [kon-juhngk-tahy-vee]. /藢k蓲n d蕭蕦艐k藞ta瑟 vi/. Anatomy.
the mucous membrane that lines the exposed portion of the eyeball and inner surface of the eyelids.
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Origin of conjunctiva

1350鈥1400; Middle English; short for Medieval Latin membr膩na conjunct墨va conjunctive membrane; see conjunctive

OTHER WORDS FROM conjunctiva

con路junc路ti路val, adjectivesub路con路junc路ti路val, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for conjunctiva

conjunctiva
/ (藢k蓲nd蕭蕦艐k藞ta瑟v蓹) /

noun plural -vas or -vae (-vi藧)
the delicate mucous membrane that covers the eyeball and the under surface of the eyelid

Derived forms of conjunctiva

conjunctival, adjective

Word Origin for conjunctiva

C16: from New Latin membr膩na conjunct墨va the conjunctive membrane, from Late Latin conjunct墨vus conjunctive
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Medical definitions for conjunctiva

conjunctiva
[ k艔n鈥瞛怒ngk-t墨v蓹 ]

n. pl. con鈥unc鈥i鈥as
The mucous membrane that lines the inner eyelid and the exposed surface of the eyeball.
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Scientific definitions for conjunctiva

conjunctiva
[ k艔n鈥瞛怒ngk-t墨v蓹 ]

Plural conjunctivas conjunctivae (k艔n鈥瞛怒ngk-t墨v膿)
The mucous membrane that lines the inside of the eyelid and covers the surface of the eyeball.
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