|any of the small sebaceous glands in the eyelid, beneath the conjunctiva|
|[C19: named after H. Meibom (1638--1700), German anatomist]|
Meibomian gland n.
Any of the various branched, modified, sebaceous glands situated in the tarsus of the eyelid, the secretions of which prevent the eyelids from sticking together. Also called tarsal gland.