Definition of conjunctiva in English:

conjunctiva

Pronunciation: /kənˈdʒʌŋ(k)tɪvə//ˌkɒndʒʌŋ(k)ˈtʌɪvə/

noun

Anatomy
  • The mucous membrane that covers the front of the eye and lines the inside of the eyelids.

    • ‘Over the sclera lies the conjunctiva, a clear mucous membrane that protects the eye from becoming dry.’
    • ‘Most ocular complications involve the cornea but may also include the conjunctiva, uvea, sclera, retina, and surrounding structures.’
    • ‘Eyewear covers the cornea, conjunctiva, and other ocular tissue.’
    • ‘The remaining chapters include discussions of tumors of the orbit, eyelid, conjunctiva, cornea and sclera, uvea, and optic nerve.’
    • ‘This happens as a result of the irritation and widening of the tiny blood vessels in the conjunctiva.’

Origin

Late Middle English: from medieval Latin (membrana) conjunctiva conjunctive (membrane), from late Latin conjunctivus, from conjungere join together (see conjoin).

Pronunciation:

conjunctiva

/kənˈdʒʌŋ(k)tɪvə//ˌkɒndʒʌŋ(k)ˈtʌɪvə/