conjunctiva

conjunctiva , pl. conjunctivae (kon-junk-tI´va, -ve)

The mucous membrane investing the anterior surface of the eyeball and the posterior surface of the lids.tunica conjunctiva [NA]; [L. fem. of conjunctivus, from conjungo, pp. -junctus, to bind together]
bulbar c. the part of the conjunctiva covering the anterior surface of the sclera and the surface epithelium of the cornea.tunica conjunctiva bulbi [NA] , conjunctival layer of bulb;
palpebral c. the part of the conjunctiva lining the posterior surface of the eyelids and continuous with the bulbar conjunctiva at the conjunctival fornices.tunica conjunctiva palpebrarum [NA] , conjunctival layer of eyelids;

 

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