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meibomian

Line breaks: mei|bo¦mian
Pronunciation: /mʌɪˈbəʊmɪən/

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Definition of meibomian in English:

adjective

Anatomy
Relating to or denoting large sebaceous glands of the human eyelid, whose infection results in inflammation and swelling: meibomian cysts

Origin

early 19th century: from the name of Heinrich Meibom (1638–1700), German anatomist, + -ian.

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