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anterior view of a knee joint


n. pl. me·nis·ci (-nĭs′ī, -kī, -kē) or me·nis·cus·es
1. A crescent-shaped body.
2. A concavo-convex lens.
3. The curved upper surface of a nonturbulent liquid in a container that is concave if the liquid wets the container walls and convex if it does not.
4. A cartilage disk that acts as a cushion between the ends of bones that meet in a joint.

[New Latin, from Greek mēniskos, diminutive of mēnē, moon, month; see mē- in Indo-European roots.]

me·nis′cal (-kəl), me·nis′cate′ (-kăt′), me·nis′coid′ (-koid′), men′is·coi′dal (mĕn′ĭs-koid′l) adj.


resembling a meniscus
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Because no single specimen preserves both the external longitudinal ornament and the internal meniscate infill, these burrows are assigned to cf.
The Scoyenia ichnofacies is emended to consist primarily of bilobate or striate pits and trails, trackways, meniscate burrows, (sparse coverage) simple burrows and, if present, subordinate vertical burrows.
contains full relief, hypichnial, meniscate backfilled horizontal burrows (cf.