meibomian gland


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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Medicine definitions for meibomian gland

Meibomian gland


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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