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me·nis·cus

 (mə-nĭs′kəs)
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.
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meniscus

(mɪˈnɪskəs)
n, pl -nisci (-ˈnɪsaɪ) or -niscuses
1. (General Physics) the curved upper surface of a liquid standing in a tube, produced by the surface tension
2. a crescent or half-moon-shaped body or design
3. (Anatomy) a crescent-shaped fibrous cartilage between the bones at certain joints, esp at the knee
4. (General Physics) a crescent-shaped lens; a concavo-convex or convexo-concave lens
[C17: from New Latin, from Greek mēniskos crescent, diminutive of mēnē moon]
meˈniscoid adj
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me•nis•cus

(mɪˈnɪs kəs)

n., pl. -nis•ci (-ˈnɪs aɪ, -ˈnɪs kaɪ, -ki) -nis•cus•es.
1. a crescent or a crescent-shaped body.
2. the convex or concave upper surface of a column of liquid, the curvature of which is caused by surface tension.
3. a concavo-convex or convexo-concave lens.
4. a wedge of cartilage between the articulating ends of the bones in certain joints.
[1685–95; < New Latin < Greek mēnískos crescent, diminutive of mḗnē moon]
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me·nis·cus

(mə-nĭs′kəs)
1. A lens that is concave on one side and convex on the other.
2. The curved upper surface of a column of liquid. The surface is concave if the molecules of the liquid are attracted to the container walls and convex if they are not.
3. A piece of cartilage shaped like a crescent and located at the junction of two bones in a joint, such as the knee. See more at joint.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.meniscus - (anatomy) a disk of cartilage that serves as a cushion between the ends of bones that meet at a jointmeniscus - (anatomy) a disk of cartilage that serves as a cushion between the ends of bones that meet at a joint
cartilage, gristle - tough elastic tissue; mostly converted to bone in adults
anatomy, general anatomy - the branch of morphology that deals with the structure of animals
2.meniscus - (optics) a lens that is concave on one side and convex on the other
lens, lens system, lense - a transparent optical device used to converge or diverge transmitted light and to form images
optics - the branch of physics that studies the physical properties of light
3.meniscus - (physics) the curved upper surface of a nonturbulent liquid in a vertical tube
surface - the outer boundary of an artifact or a material layer constituting or resembling such a boundary; "there is a special cleaner for these surfaces"; "the cloth had a pattern of red dots on a white surface"
natural philosophy, physics - the science of matter and energy and their interactions; "his favorite subject was physics"
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Translations

meniscus

[məˈnɪskəs] N (meniscuses or menisci (pl)) [mɪˈnɪsaɪ]menisco m
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meniscus

n pl <menisci> → Meniskus m
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meniscus

[mɪˈnɪskəs] n (meniscuses or menisci (pl)) [mɪˈnɪsaɪ]menisco
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

me·nis·cus

n. menisco, estructura cartilaginosa de forma lunar.
English-Spanish Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

meniscus

n (pl -ci) menisco; torn — menisco roto
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City have now revealed that Laporte has damaged his cartilage and lateral meniscus and has undergone surgery in Barcelona.
The Manchester City star has had an op on his right knee to repair a damaged cartilage and lateral meniscus.
The Aussie international had surgery yesterday afternoon after sustaining a torn lateral meniscus in last month's 2-0 Betfred Cup win over Elgin.
Anterior cruciate ligament injury was found to be positively associated with medial femoral condyle contusion and medial tibial plateau contusion and negatively associated with lateral tibial plateau contusion and lateral meniscus injury (Table 3) (Figures 1-4).
Nader, had torn his lateral meniscus four years ago while playing football.
The knee MR images were examined in terms of the BC volume, joint effusion level, medial plica presence, cartilage degeneration in the medial femoral condyle (MFC), medial tibial condyle (MTC), lateral femoral condyle (LFC), and lateral tibial condyle (LTC), and rupture presence in the medial meniscus anterior horn (MMAH), medial meniscus posterior horn (MMPH), lateral meniscus anterior horn (LMAH), and lateral meniscus posterior horn (LMPB).
Research has shown that meniscal tears occur more frequently in the medial meniscus than in the lateral meniscus (9).
For medial meniscus tears, three patients were Level II, and two with Level I; for lateral meniscus tear, 12 patients were Level 0, seven with Level I, and three with Level II; and none had a Level III lateral meniscus tear.{Figure 3}
Emilie said: "After getting my scan results last week, I was made aware that I had ruptured my ACL, ruptured my MPFL (medial patellofemoral ligament), torn my lateral meniscus and torn my MCL (medial collateral ligament).
He suffered a torn lateral meniscus, which ended his season.
"I've had a lot of injuries and a lot of setbacks, starting with a ruptured anterior cruciate ligament, lateral meniscus tear and medial ligament damage," says Delph in Soccology: Inside The Hearts and Minds of the Professionals on the Pitch.

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