Conjunctiva

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con·junc·ti·va / ˌkänˌjəng(k)ˈtīvə; kən-/ • n. Anat. the mucous membrane that covers the front of the eye and lines the inside of the eyelids. DERIVATIVES: con·junc·ti·val adj.

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conjunctiva The delicate membrane that covers the cornea and lines the inside of the eyelid of a vertebrate eye. It is kept clean by secretions of the lacrimal (tear) gland and the reflex blink mechanism.

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conjunctiva (kon-junk-ty-vă) n. the delicate mucous membrane that covers the front of the eye and lines the inside of the eyelids.
conjunctival adj.