Menisci
Meniscus Me*nis"cus, n.; pl. L. {Menisci} (-s[=i]), E. {Meniscuses}. [NL., from Gr. mhni`skos, dim. of mh`nh the moon.] 1. A crescent. [1913 Webster]

2. (Opt.) A lens convex on one side and concave on the other. [1913 Webster]

3. (Anat.) An interarticular synovial cartilage or membrane; esp., one of the intervertebral synovial disks in some parts of the vertebral column of birds. [1913 Webster]

{Converging meniscus}, {Diverging meniscus}. See {Lens}. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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