meibomian gland

mei·bo·mian gland mī-'bō-mē-ən- n, often cap M one of the long sebaceous glands of the eyelids that discharge a fatty secretion which lubricates the eyelids called also tarsal gland see CHALAZION
Mei·bom 'mī-.bōm Heinrich (1638-1700)
German physician. A professor of medicine at Helmstadt, Germany, Meibom accurately described the sebaceous glands of the eyelids in 1666. Although they are now identified with Meibom, the glands had been figured by the Italian anatomist Giulio Casserio (1561-1616) in 1609, and their existence has been known since the time of Galen.

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  • Meibomian gland — noun a long sebaceous gland that lubricates the eyelids bacterial infection of a Meibomian gland produces a stye • Syn: ↑tarsal gland • Hypernyms: ↑sebaceous gland, ↑sebaceous follicle, ↑glandulae sebaceae * * * (ˈ)mī|bōmēən, myən …   Useful english dictionary

  • Gland of Moll — Glands of Moll, also known as ciliary glands, are modified apocrine sweat glands that are found on the margin of the eyelid. They are next to the base of the eyelashes, and anterior to the Meibomian glands within the distal eyelid margin. These… …   Wikipedia

  • meibomian stye — a stye involving a meibomian gland, usually draining through the conjunctival surface of the lid …   Medical dictionary

  • Meibomian cyst — noun a small sebaceous cyst of the eyelid resulting when a Meibomian gland is blocked • Syn: ↑chalazion • Hypernyms: ↑sebaceous cyst, ↑pilar cyst, ↑wen, ↑steatocystoma …   Useful english dictionary

  • gland — An organized aggregation of cells functioning as a secretory or excretory organ. SYN: glandula (1) [TA]. [L. glans, acorn] accessory g. a small mass of glandular structure, detached from but lying near another and larger g., to which it is… …   Medical dictionary

  • tarsal gland — noun a long sebaceous gland that lubricates the eyelids bacterial infection of a Meibomian gland produces a stye • Syn: ↑Meibomian gland • Hypernyms: ↑sebaceous gland, ↑sebaceous follicle, ↑glandulae sebaceae * * * noun …   Useful english dictionary

  • Sebaceous gland — Infobox Anatomy Name = Sebaceous gland Latin = glandula sebacea GraySubject = 234 GrayPage = 1069 Caption = Schematic view of a hair follicle with sebaceous gland. Caption2 = Cross section of all skin layers. A hair follicle with associated… …   Wikipedia

  • sebaceous gland — noun a cutaneous gland that secretes sebum (usually into a hair follicle) for lubricating hair and skin • Syn: ↑sebaceous follicle, ↑glandulae sebaceae • Hypernyms: ↑oil gland • Hyponyms: ↑Meibomian gland, ↑tarsal gland, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • tarsal gland — n MEIBOMIAN GLAND …   Medical dictionary


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