The mucous membrane that lines the inner surface of the eyelid and the exposed surface of the eyeball.(noun)
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Use "conjunctiva" in a sentence
"By soiling the natives 'skin; they are easily inoculated by scratching or by soiling the fingers, which are then brought into contact with the conjunctiva, which is an ideal means of entry for such an active virus."
"The inner lining membrane of the eyelids is known as the conjunctiva; it is richly supplied with blood-vessels and nerves."
"The conjunctiva is the mucous membrane of the eye."