- the mucous membrane that lines the exposed portion of the eyeball and inner surface of the eyelids.
Origin of conjunctiva
1350–1400; Middle English; short for Medieval Latin membrāna conjunctīva conjunctive membrane; see conjunctive
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Examples from the Web for subconjunctival
Tenotomy may be performed by the open, or the subconjunctival method.
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.
Collapse of globe, proptosis, subconjunctival hæmorrhage, œdema and ecchymosis of lids.
Proptosis, subconjunctival hæmorrhage, ecchymosis of eyelids.
- the delicate mucous membrane that covers the eyeball and the under surface of the eyelid
C16: from New Latin membrāna conjunctīva the conjunctive membrane, from Late Latin conjunctīvus conjunctive
Word Origin and History for subconjunctival
1540s, medical Latin, short for membrana conjunctiva "conjunctive membrane" (see conjunctive).
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
- The mucous membrane that lines the inner eyelid and the exposed surface of the eyeball.
- The mucous membrane that lines the inside of the eyelid and covers the surface of the eyeball.
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