A modified lobulated sebaceous gland at the rim of an eyelid, responsible for the supply of meibum. [ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Meibomian_gland http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20664693 https://www.worldcat.org/search?q=bn%3A0123813611 ]

This is just here as a test because I lose it

Term information

Subsets

uberon_slim, pheno_slim, organ_slim

definition

A modified lobulated sebaceous gland at the rim of an eyelid, responsible for the supply of meibum.

depicted by

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/1/1e/Gray1205.png

development notes

in mice, meibomian gland development is initiated around E18.5 with the formation of an epithelial placode and mesenchymal condensation, similar to that observed in hair follicle development; invagination of the epithelium into the developing mesenchyme then continues from birth to about P3 with initial branching of the epithelial cord detected at P5; by P8 the developing meibomian gland shows extensive ductal branching and the formation of distinct acini with mature meibomian glands present by P15 or eyelid opening[PMID:20664693]

has exact synonym

gland of Meibom

glandula tarsales

Meibomian gland

has related synonym

palpebral gland

tarsoconjunctival gland

id

UBERON:0001818