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Medical Term:


Pronunciation: kon'junk-ti'va, -ve

Definition: The mucous membrane investing the anterior surface of the eyeball and the posterior surface of the lids.

Synonym(s): tunica conjunctivaTA

[L. fem. of conjunctivus, from conjungo, pp. -junctus, to bind together]

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