conjunctiva

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From 1540s late Middle English, borrowing from Medieval Latin conjūnctīva (serving to connect, connective, feminine), ellipsis of membrāna conjūnctīva (conjunctive membrane).

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conjunctiva (plural conjunctivas or conjunctivae)

  1. (anatomy) A clear mucous membrane that lines the inner surface of the eyelid and the exposed surface of the eyeball or sclera.
    Hyponym: bulbar conjunctiva

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Pronunciation[edit]

  • conjūnctīva: (Classical) IPA(key): /kon.i̯uːnkˈtiː.u̯a/, [kɔni̯uːŋkˈt̪iːu̯ä]
  • conjūnctīva: (Ecclesiastical) IPA(key): /kon.junkˈti.va/, [kɔnjuŋkˈt̪iːvä]
  • conjūnctīvā: (Classical) IPA(key): /kon.i̯uːnkˈtiː.u̯aː/, [kɔni̯uːŋkˈt̪iːu̯äː]
  • conjūnctīvā: (Ecclesiastical) IPA(key): /kon.junkˈti.va/, [kɔnjuŋkˈt̪iːvä]

Adjective[edit]

conjūnctīva

  1. inflection of conjūnctīvus:
    1. nominative/vocative feminine singular
    2. nominative/accusative/vocative neuter plural

conjūnctīvā

  1. ablative feminine singular of conjūnctīvus