Medical Definition of Plica lunata

1. The semilunar fold formed by the palpebral conjunctiva at the medial angle of the eye, a fold of the conjunctival mucous membrane found in many animals; normally partially hidden in the medial canthus of the eye when at rest, it may be extended to cover part or all of the cornea in a winking-like action to clean the cornea, as in birds. Synonym: membrana nictitans, nictitating membrane, palpebra III, palpebra tertia, third eyelid. Synonym: plica lunata, plica semilunaris of eye, semilunar conjunctival fold. (05 Mar 2000)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Plica Lunata

plica duodenojejunalis
plica duodenomesocolica
plica epigastrica
plica fimbriata
plica glossoepiglottica lateralis
plica glossoepiglottica mediana
plica gubernatrix
plica hypogastrica
plica ileocaecalis
plica incudis
plica interdigitalis
plica interureterica
plica lacrimalis
plica longitudinalis duodeni
plica lunata (current term)
plica mallearis
plica membranae tympani
plica nervi laryngei
plica palatina transversa
plica palpebronasalis
plica paraduodenalis
plica rectouterina
plica salpingopalatina
plica salpingopharyngea
plica semilunaris
plica semilunaris conjunctivae
plica semilunaris of colon
plica semilunaris of eye

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