Etymology
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conjunctiva (n.)

"mucous membrane of the inner surface of the eyelids," 1540s, medical Latin, short for membrana conjunctiva "conjunctive membrane" (see conjunctive). So called because it conjoins the lids and the globe of the eye. Related: Conjunctival.

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Definitions of conjunctiva

conjunctiva (n.)
a transparent lubricating mucous membrane that covers the eyeball and the under surface of the eyelid;
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