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meniscus

me·nis·cus

meniscus

 
pronunciation:
m nI sks
part of speech: noun
inflections: menisci, meniscuses
definition 1: anything in the shape of a crescent.
definition 2: a disk of cartilage cushioning the ends of two bones that connect in a joint, esp. in the knee.
definition 3: the upper surface of a column of motionless liquid, curved concavely or convexly because of surface tension.