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n. - (physics) the curved upper surface of a nonturbulent liquid in a vertical tube; (optics) a lens that is concave on one side and convex on the other; (anatomy) a disk of cartilage that serves as a cushion.

Usage examples (31)
  • He had a torn meniscus, which is the same thing, it's a torn muscle.
  • The meniscus is a C-shaped piece of cartilage in each of the knee joints.
  • The meniscus is a rubber-like, crescent moon-shaped cartilage cushion that sits between the leg and ...
  • There are many, many other reasons for pain in knee, but the meniscus is the structure we focus on and see. for more
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  • This word was used in the 2006 Scripps National Spelling Bee finals.
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