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conjunctiva

con·junc·ti·va

conjunctiva

pronunciation:
kan juhngk taI v
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part of speech: noun
inflections: conjunctivae, conjunctivas
definition: the mucous membrane lining the inner surface of the eyelid and the surface of the eyeball.
derivation: conjunctival (adj.)
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The word conjunctiva contains the following parts:
con- Latin prefix that means with, together
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The prefix con- is an assimilated form of com- used before roots beginning with c, d, f, g, j, n, s, and v. See com-. Note: con- is frequently an intensive prefix, as in "conceive ."
junct Latin root that means join