Medical Definition of Plica semilunaris conjunctivae

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 Semilunaris Conjunctivae

plica interureterica
plica lacrimalis
plica longitudinalis duodeni
plica lunata
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 (current term)
plica semilunaris of colon
plica semilunaris of eye
plica sigmoidea
plica spiralis ductus cystici
plica stapedis
plica sublingualis
plica synovialis
plica synovialis infrapatellaris
plica synovialis patellaris
plica triangularis
plica tubopalatina
plica umbilicalis lateralis
plica umbilicalis media
plica umbilicalis medialis

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