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Meniscus

noun
(pl. L. menisci, E. meniscuses)
1.
(anatomy) a disk of cartilage that serves as a cushion between the ends of bones that meet at a joint.  Synonym: semilunar cartilage.
2.
(optics) a lens that is concave on one side and convex on the other.
3.
(physics) the curved upper surface of a nonturbulent liquid in a vertical tube.






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Words linked to "Meniscus" :   lense, physics, anatomy, semilunar cartilage, lens system, natural philosophy, optics, gristle, surface, cartilage, general anatomy, lens



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