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conjunctiva (s) (noun), conjunctivae (pl)
1. A transparent membrane covering the eyeball and under surface of the eyelid.
2. The mucous membrane that lines the inner surface of the eyelid and the exposed surface of the eyeball.

Cells in the conjunctiva make a fluid that is similar to tears and this fluid helps to moisten the eyelids and the cornea (the clear covering at the front of the eyeball).

The section of the conjunctiva that coats the inner area of the eyelids is called the palpebral conjunctiva while the part that is covering the outer surface of the eye is called the ocular or bulbar conjunctiva.

3. Etymology: from the Latin word conjunctivus, "connecting".
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fornix conjunctivae
The loose arching folds connecting the conjunctival membrane lining the inside of the eyelid with the conjunctival membrane covering the eyeball.
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