Definition of “conjunctiva” - English Dictionary

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“conjunctiva” in British English

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conjunctivanoun [ C usually singular ]

uk /ˌkɒn.dʒʌŋkˈtaɪ.və/ us /ˌkɑːn.dʒəŋkˈtaɪ.və/ specialized

Examples from literature

  • His eyes were wild, the conjunctiva considerably inflamed, and he panted quickly and violently. 
  • In a few days the yellow hue becomes more intense, and particularly on the cuticle, the conjunctiva, the iris, the gums, and the lips. 
  • The conjunctiva was very much reddened. 
  • The excrement was dark and fetid, and the conjunctiva had a strong yellow tint. 
  • The infection may spread along the nasal duct to the conjunctiva. 

(Definition of “conjunctiva” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)