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Medical Term:

conjunctival sac


Definition: the space bound by the conjunctival membrane between the palpebral and bulbar conjunctiva, into which the lacrimal fluid is secreted; it is a closed space when eye is closed; when eye is open, the sac is open anteriorly through the palpebral fissure (between the eyelids).

Synonym(s): saccus conjunctivalisTA

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