from The Century Dictionary.

  • Like a meniscus; crescent-shaped; concavo-convex.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Concavo-convex, like a meniscus.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective concavo-convex, like a meniscus


from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

meniscus +‎ -oid


  • She doesn't know what's in her, what worm or parasite causes her to suppurate like this, part of her pancreas, part of her bowel; there's that moment of hesitation, that meniscoid pause in the process of boiling up, before it swells over the lip of the toilet -

    Rick Moody: The Diviners (Excerpt)

  • Had the earth a figure absolutely spherical, or less flattened than is consistent with the conditions of equilibrium, the ocean, by which so large a part of its surface is covered, would have arranged itself in a meniscoid zone around its equatorial regions; were the figure, on the other hand, one of greater oblateness, the waters would have been divided and accumulated at either pole, leaving the equatorial regions dry.

    The American Quarterly Review, No. 17, March 1831


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