Meibomian
Meibomian Mei*bo"mi*an, a. (Anat.) Of, pertaining to, or discovered by, Meibomius. [1913 Webster]

{Meibomian glands}, the slender sebaceous glands of the eyelids, which discharge, through minute orifices in the edges of the lids, a fatty secretion serving to lubricate the adjacent parts. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • meibomian — /mī bōˈmi ən/ adjective Of or relating to the sebaceous glands of the eyelid ORIGIN: H Meibom (1638–1700), German anatomist …   Useful english dictionary

  • meibomian — Attributed to or described by Meibom. * * * mei·bo·mi·an (mi boґme ən) named for Heinrich Meibom, German anatomist, 1638–1700, as meibomian stye …   Medical dictionary

  • meibomian — mei·bo·mian …   English syllables

  • Meibomian gland — Front of left eye with eyelids separated to show medial canthus and openings of tarsal (meibomian) glands. Latin glandulae tarsales Gray s …   Wikipedia

  • Meibomian glands — Meibomian Mei*bo mi*an, a. (Anat.) Of, pertaining to, or discovered by, Meibomius. [1913 Webster] {Meibomian glands}, the slender sebaceous glands of the eyelids, which discharge, through minute orifices in the edges of the lids, a fatty… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Meibomian cyst — A cyst of the little glands in the tarsus (part of the framework) of the eyelids that make a lubricant which they discharge through their tiny openings in the edges of the lids. The lubricant is a fatty substance called sebum characteristic of… …   Medical dictionary

  • Meibomian glands — Little glands in the eyelids that make a lubricant which they discharge through their tiny openings in the edges of the lids. The lubricant is a fatty substance called sebum characteristic of sebaceous glands. The meibomian glands can become… …   Medical dictionary

  • meibomian stye — a stye involving a meibomian gland, usually draining through the conjunctival surface of the lid …   Medical dictionary

  • Meibomian cyst — noun a small sebaceous cyst of the eyelid resulting when a Meibomian gland is blocked • Syn: ↑chalazion • Hypernyms: ↑sebaceous cyst, ↑pilar cyst, ↑wen, ↑steatocystoma …   Useful english dictionary

  • Meibomian gland — noun a long sebaceous gland that lubricates the eyelids bacterial infection of a Meibomian gland produces a stye • Syn: ↑tarsal gland • Hypernyms: ↑sebaceous gland, ↑sebaceous follicle, ↑glandulae sebaceae * * * (ˈ)mī|bōmēən, myən …   Useful english dictionary

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