noun, plural con·junc·ti·vas, con·junc·ti·vae [kon-juhngk-tahy-vee] /ˌkɒn dʒʌŋkˈtaɪ vi/. Anatomy.
- the mucous membrane that lines the exposed portion of the eyeball and inner surface of the eyelids.
Origin of conjunctiva
1350–1400; Middle English;Related formscon·junc·ti·val, adjectivesub·con·junc·ti·val, adjective
short for Medieval Latin membrāna conjunctīva
conjunctive membrane; see conjunctive
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Historical Examples of subconjunctival
Tenotomy may be performed by the open, or the subconjunctival method.
Collapse of globe, proptosis, subconjunctival hæmorrhage, œdema and ecchymosis of lids.
Intra-orbital bleeding, subconjunctival hæmorrhage with proptosis and ecchymosis of the lids were usually well marked.
There was marked proptosis, subconjunctival ecchymosis, swelling and ecchymosis of the upper lid, and ptosis.
Proptosis, subconjunctival hæmorrhage, ecchymosis of eyelids.
British Dictionary definitions for subconjunctival
noun plural -vas or -vae (-viː)Derived Formsconjunctival, adjective
- the delicate mucous membrane that covers the eyeball and the under surface of the eyelid
Word Origin for conjunctiva
C16: from New Latin membrāna conjunctīva the conjunctive membrane, from Late Latin conjunctīvus conjunctive
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Word Origin and History for subconjunctival
1540s, medical Latin, short for membrana conjunctiva "conjunctive membrane" (see conjunctive).
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subconjunctival in Medicine
- The mucous membrane that lines the inner eyelid and the exposed surface of the eyeball.
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subconjunctival in Science
Plural conjunctivas conjunctivae (kŏn′jŭngk-tī′vē)
- The mucous membrane that lines the inside of the eyelid and covers the surface of the eyeball.
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