conjunctiva
noun (plural -vas or conjunctivae) Etymology: New Latin, from Late Latin, feminine of conjunctivus conjoining, from Latin conjunctus Date: 14th century the mucous membrane that lines the inner surface of the eyelids and is continued over the forepart of the eyeball — see eye illustrationconjunctival adjective

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  • Conjunctiva — The upper half of a sagittal section through the front of the eyeball. (Label for Conjunctiva visible at center left.) …   Wikipedia

  • conjunctivă — CONJUNCTÍVĂ, conjunctive, s.f. Membrană mucoasă care căptuşeşte faţa internă a pleoapelor şi suprafaţa interioară a globului ocular. (după fr. conjonctive) Trimis de tavi, 08.05.2004. Sursa: MDN  CONJUNCTÍVĂ, conjunctive, s.f. Membrană mucoasă… …   Dicționar Român

  • conjunctiva — 1540s, medical L., short for membrana conjunctiva conjunctive membrane (see CONJUNCTIVE (Cf. conjunctive)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • conjunctiva — [kän΄jəŋk tī′və] n. pl. conjunctivas or conjunctivae [kän΄jəŋk tīvē] [ME < ML (membrana) conjunctiva, connecting (membrane): see CONJUNCTIVE] the mucous membrane lining the inner surface of the eyelids and covering the front part of the… …   English World dictionary

  • Conjunctiva — Con junc*ti va, n. [NL., from L. conjunctivus connective.] (Anat.) The mucous membrane which covers the external surface of the ball of the eye and the inner surface of the lids; the conjunctival membrane. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Conjunctīva — (Anat.), so v. w. Bindehaut des Auges; daher Conjunctivītis, Bindehautentzündung, s. u. Augenentzündungen …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Conjunctīva — (lat.), die Bindehaut des Auges (s. Text zur Tafel »Auge II«) …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Conjunctiva — Conjunctīva (lat.), die Bindehaut des Auges (s. Auge); Conjunctivītis, ihre Entzündung …   Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • Conjunctiva — Conjunctiva, Bindehaut des Auges, s. Auge; Conjunctivitis, Entzündung der Bindehaut …   Herders Conversations-Lexikon

  • Conjunctiva — vgl. Konjunktiva …   Das Wörterbuch medizinischer Fachausdrücke

  • Conjunctiva — A thin clear moist membrane that coats the inner surfaces of the eyelids and the outer surface of the eye. The section of the conjunctiva that coats the inner aspect of the eyelids is called the palpebral conjunctiva while that covering the outer …   Medical dictionary

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