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conjunctiva

 [kon″junk-ti´vah] (pl. conjunc´tivae) (L.)
the delicate membrane lining the eyelids (palpebral conjunctiva) and covering the eyeball (ocular conjunctiva). adj., adj conjuncti´val.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

con·junc·ti·va

, pl.

con·junc·ti·vae

(kon'jŭnk-tī'vă, -vē), [TA] Avoid the mispronunciation conjunct'iva.
The mucous membrane investing the anterior surface of the eyeball and the posterior surface of the lids.
Synonym(s): tunica conjunctiva [TA]
[L. fem. of conjunctivus, from conjungo, pp. -junctus, to bind together]
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

conjunctiva

(kŏn′jŭngk-tī′və)
n. pl. conjuncti·vas or conjuncti·vae (-vē)
The mucous membrane that lines the inner surface of the eyelid and the exposed surface of the eyeball.

con′junc·ti′val (-vəl) adj.
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con·junc·ti·va

, pl. conjunctivae (kŏn-jungk-tī'vă, -vē) [TA]
The mucous membrane investing the anterior surface of the eyeball and the posterior surface of the lids.
[L. fem. of conjunctivus, from conjungo, pp. -junctus, to bind together]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

conjunctiva

The transparent membrane attached around the CORNEA, covering the white of the eye and reflected back over the inner surfaces of the eyelids.
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005

conjunctiva

a protective covering over the front of the vertebrate eye and extending to line the eyelids, formed of a layer of MUCUS-secreting epithelium and underlying connective tissue.
Collins Dictionary of Biology, 3rd ed. © W. G. Hale, V. A. Saunders, J. P. Margham 2005

Conjunctiva

The conjunctiva is a clear layer of cells that covers the eye and directly contacts the atmosphere. The conjunctiva is about five-cells thick.
Gale Encyclopedia of Medicine. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.

conjunctiva 

A thin transparent mucous membrane lining the posterior surface of the eyelids from the eyelid margin and reflected forward onto the anterior part of the eyeball where it merges with the corneal epithelium at the limbus. It thus forms a sac, the conjunctival sac, which is open at the palpebral fissure and closed when the eyes are shut. The depths of the unextended sac are 14-16 mm superiorly and 9-11 mm inferiorly. The conjunctiva is divided into three portions: (1) The portion that lines the posterior surface of the eyelids is called the palpebral conjunctiva. It is itself composed of the marginal conjunctiva, which extends from the eyelid margin to the tarsal conjunctiva; the tarsal conjunctiva, which extends from the marginal conjunctiva to the orbital conjunctiva; and the orbital conjunctiva, which extends from the tarsal conjunctiva to the fornix. (2) That lining the eyeball is the bulbar conjunctiva. It is itself composed of the limbal conjunctiva, which is fused with the episclera at the limbus and the scleral conjunctiva, which extends from the limbal conjunctiva to the fornix. (3) The intermediate part forming the bottom of the conjunctival sac, unattached to the eyelids or the eyeball and joining the bulbar and the palpebral portion is called the fornix (conjunctival fold, cul-de-sac). See dyskeratosis; lid eversion; conjunctival gland; Krause's end bulbs; subtarsal sulcus.
Millodot: Dictionary of Optometry and Visual Science, 7th edition. © 2009 Butterworth-Heinemann

con·junc·ti·va

, pl. conjunctivae (kŏn-jŭngk'tiv-ă, -ē) [TA]
The mucous membrane investing the anterior surface of the eyeball and the posterior surface of the lids.
[L. fem. of conjunctivus, from conjungo, pp. -junctus, to bind together]
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012
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Thus whatever is true of EYE DISEASES (as a whole) is also true of CONJUNCTIVAL DISEASES. Whatever is true of CONJUNCTIVAL DISEASES (as a whole) is also true of CONJUNCTIVITIS, and so on.
In a generic relationship, ALLERGIC CONJUNCTIVITIS is a kind of CONJUNCTIVITIS, which in turn is a kind of CONJUNCTIVAL DISEASE, which in turn is a kind of EVE DISEASE.
Thus if BACTERIAL CONJUNCTIVITIS is a kind of CONJUNCTIVITIS, and CONJUNCTIVITIS is a kind of CONJUNCTIVAL DISEASE, then, by the rules of transitivity, BACTERIAL CONJUNCTIVITIS is also a kind of CONJUNCTIVAL DISEASE, and so on.