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Definition of Conjunctiva

Conjunctiva: A thin, clear, moist membrane that coats the inner surfaces of the eyelids (palpebral conjunctiva) and the outer surface of the eye (ocular, or bulbar, conjunctiva). Inflammation of the conjunctiva is called conjunctivitis (pinkeye).

Source: MedTerms™ Medical Dictionary
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Last Editorial Review: 3/19/2012

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