from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A crescent-shaped body.
- n. A concavo-convex lens.
- n. 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.
- n. A cartilage disk that acts as a cushion between the ends of bones that meet in a joint.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A crescent.
- n. A lens convex on one side and concave on the other.
- n. An interarticular synovial cartilage or membrane; esp., one of the intervertebral synovial disks in some parts of the vertebral column of birds.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A crescent or crescentshaped body. Specifically
- n. A lens, convex on one side and concave on the other, and thicker in the center, so that its section presents the appearance of the moon in its first quarter.
- n. The convex or concave surface of a liquid, caused by capillarity: thus, the mercury in a barometer has a convex meniscus, but spirit or water a concave meniscus.
- n. In anatomy, an interarticular fibrocartilage, of a rounded, oval, disklike, or falcate shape, situated between the ends of bones, in the interior of joints, attached by the margins.
- n. In zoology, a peculiar organ, of doubtful function, found in Echinorhynchus, a genus of acanthocephalous parasitic worms.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. (anatomy) a disk of cartilage that serves as a cushion between the ends of bones that meet at a joint
- n. (optics) a lens that is concave on one side and convex on the other
- n. (physics) the curved upper surface of a nonturbulent liquid in a vertical tube
There are many, many other reasons for pain in knee, but the meniscus is the structure we focus on and see.
He had a torn meniscus, which is the same thing, it's a torn muscle.
A well-known consequence of this difference is that in a narrow tube the surface of the liquid - the so-called meniscus - stands higher at the circumference than at the centre in the case of water; with quicksilver it is just the reverse.
Having more precise information about wear and tear on this portion of the knee - a blend of fibrous tissue and cartilage called the meniscus - could lead to its use as a biomarker in predicting who is at risk for developing osteoarthritis, researchers say.
Torn miniscus: The meniscus is a curved piece of cartilage in your knee, which can be torn if the knee suffers a trauma.
The meniscus is a gel-filled pad that sits between the bones and protects the joint when we run or jump.
Nov. 3/PRNewswire-USNewswire/-- The meniscus is a rubber-like, crescent moon-shaped cartilage cushion that sits between the leg and thigh bone.
The meniscus is a rubber-like, crescent moon-shaped cartilage cushion that sits between the leg and ...
The meniscus is a C-shaped piece of cartilage in each of the knee joints.
The meniscus is a piece of cartilage in the knee that serves as its shock absorber.