meniscus

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(mĕ-nis′kŭs )

(mĕ-nis′kī″)
(mĕ-nis′kē″)
(mĕ-nis′ī″)
(mĕ-nis′ē″)
pl. menisci [Gr. mēniskos, crescent]
SEE: 1. Convexo-concave lens.
2. An interarticular fibrocartilage of crescent shape, found in certain joints, esp. the lateral and medial menisci (semilunar cartilages) of the knee joint.
3. The curved upper surface of a liquid in a container.

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