- any of the small sebaceous glands in the eyelid, beneath the conjunctiva
Word Origin for meibomian gland
C19: named after H. Meibom (1638–1700), German anatomist
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- Any of the various branched, modified, sebaceous glands situated in the tarsus of the eyelid, the secretions of which prevent the eyelids from sticking together.tarsal gland
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