Definition of pinguecula in English:

pinguecula

(also pinguicula)

noun

Medicine
  • A small yellow region of degeneration of the conjunctiva, usually situated near the edge of the cornea; a condition of the eye characterized by this.

Origin

Mid 19th century. From classical Latin pinguicula, feminine of pinguiculus rather fat.

Pronunciation

pinguecula

/pɪŋˈɡwɛkjʊlə/