junct-, jug-, join-

(Latin: link, unite, yoke; bring together, meet, merge, engage in; combine)

conjunct (adjective) (not comparable)
1. A description of consonants that are next to each other within a word without a vowel or vowels between them.
2. Bound in close association or joined together; united; conjoined; combined.
conjunct (s) (noun), conjuncts (pl)
A function of adverbial grammar which is to join two sentences or other discourse units; for example, however, anyway, in the first place, above all, again, also, anyhow/anyway, however, therefore, thus, moreover, example, in conclusion, etc.
conjunction (s) (noun), conjunctions (pl)
1. The part of speech that serves to connect words, phrases, clauses, or sentences; for example, and, because, but, etc.
2. A combination of two or more things.
3. A situation in which events or conditions combine, usually influencing other events.
4. In astronomy, the apparent meeting or passing of two or more celestial bodies in the same degree of the zodiac or the appearance of two planets very close to each other or in the same place on the celestial sphere.
5. The position of a planet or the moon when aligned with the sun, as seen from earth.
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".
conjunctival (adjective) (usually not comparable)
Referring to or pertaining to the clear moist membrane that covers the inner surfaces of the eyelids and the fronts of the eyeballs.
conjunctival fornix (s) (noun), conjunctival fornices (pl)
1. The loose arching folds connecting the membrane lining the inside of the eyelids with the membranes covering the eyeballs.
2. In anatomy, a vaultlike or arched structure.
3. Etymology: fornix is the Latin word for "vault" or "arch".
conjunctival melanoma (s) (noun); melanomas, melanomata (pl)
An uncommon eye cancer that exists in the clear membrane that covers the outer surface of the eye and the inner part of the eyelids: "Conjunctival melanoma, like melanoma of the skin, tends to occur in light-skinned people."

"Features of conjunctival melanoma include fixation of the conjunctiva to the underlying tissue, and increased vascularity and hemorrhage in the conjunctiva."

conjunctive (adjective) (not comparable)
1. Joined together; combined; such as, the conjunctive focus of political opposition to the new bill.
2. Forming a connection or combination of things.
3. In grammar, connecting elements of meaning and construction that connects words, phrases, clauses, or larger units of discourse or meaning within sentences; such as, "and" and "since", or between sentences, as "therefore".
4. A connective word, especially a conjunction or conjunctive adverb.
conjunctive symbiosis (s) (noun), conjunctive symbioses (pl)
1. A symbiosis (relation between two different species of organisms that are interdependent and each gains benefits from the other) characterized by the bodily union between the symbionts or one of two different organisms that live together.
2. Ordinarily symbiosis where the association is advantageous, or often necessary, to one or both, and not harmful to either.
3. When there is a bodily union in extreme cases so close that the two form practically a single body, as in the union of algae and fungi to form lichens, and in the inclusion of algae in radiolarians (any of various marine protozoans of the group Radiolaria, having rigid skeletons usually made of silica).
conjunctive task (s) (noun), conjunctive tasks (pl)
A job or work-situation in which a group's achievement is restricted by the performance of its less resourceful members.
conjunctive use (s) (noun), conjunctive uses (pl)
1. The integrated management and use of surface water and groundwater.
2. A description of the practice of storing surface water in a groundwater basin in wet years and withdrawing it from the basin in dry years.
conjunctively (adverb), more conjunctively, most conjunctively
1. A reference to being or functioning like a conjunction or tending to connect word elements.
2. Relating to conjunctions or their use in grammar; such as, a word that serves to conjoin words or phrases or clauses or sentences.
conjunctivitis (s) (noun), conjunctivitides, conjunctivitises (pl)
Inflammation of the conjunctiva, the membrane on the inner part of the eyelids and the membrane covering the white of the eye.

The conjunctival membranes react to a wide range of bacteria, viruses, allergy-provoking agents, irritants, and toxic agents.

Viral and bacterial forms of conjunctivitis are common in childhood and it is also called pinkeye and red eye.

The bacteria that most commonly cause pink eye are staphylococcus, pneumococcus, and streptococcus.

Symptoms include eye pain, swelling, redness, and a moderate to large amount of discharge, usually yellow or greenish in color.

The discharge commonly accumulates after sleep and the eyelids may be stuck together requiring a warm wash cloth applied to the eyes to remove the discharge.

conjunctivodacryocystorhinostomy (s) (noun), conjunctivodacryocystorhinostomies (pl)
1. A procedure for providing lacrimal drainage when the canaliculi are closed; plastic tubes are inserted that extend from the conjunctival sac to the nose.
2. Etymology: from Latin coniungere (conjunctiva) + Greek dakryon, "tear" + Greek kustis, "cyst" (sac containing a gaseous, liquid, or semisolid substance) + Greek ris, rhin-, "nose", + Greek stoma, "mouth".
conjunctivodacryocystostomy (s) (noun), conjunctivodacryocystostomies (pl)
1. A surgical procedure through the membrane that coats the inner areas of the eyelids, which provides an opening into the lacrimal (tear) sac.
2. Etymology: from Greek conjunctiva + Greek dakryon, "tear", + Greek kystis, "sac", + Greek stoma, "mouth".