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[kon-juhngk-tahy-vuh] /ˌkɒn dʒʌŋkˈtaɪ və/

noun, plural conjunctivas, conjunctivae
[kon-juhngk-tahy-vee] /ˌkɒn dʒʌŋkˈtaɪ vi/ (Show IPA). Anatomy.
the mucous membrane that lines the exposed portion of the eyeball and inner surface of the eyelids.
noun (pl) -vas, -vae (-viː)
the delicate mucous membrane that covers the eyeball and the under surface of the eyelid

1540s, medical Latin, short for membrana conjunctiva “conjunctive membrane” (see conjunctive).

conjunctival con·junc·ti·val (kŏn’jŭngk-tī’vəl)
Relating to the conjunctiva.

conjunctiva con·junc·ti·va (kŏn’jŭngk-tī’və)
n. pl. con·junc·ti·vas or con·junc·ti·vae (-vē)
The mucous membrane that lines the inner eyelid and the exposed surface of the eyeball.
Plural conjunctivas or 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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