Relating to or denoting large sebaceous glands of the human eyelid, whose infection results in inflammation and swelling: meibomian cysts
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- The oil layer is secreted by 16 to 20 glands in the eyelids called the meibomian glands.
- A chalazion is a chronic granulomatous inflammation in the meibomian gland.
- The most effective treatment for meibomian cysts is to bathe them with warm compresses about four or five times a day.
early 19th century: from the name of Heinrich Meibom (1638–1700), German anatomist, + -ian.