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NOUN (3)

1. (anatomy) a disk of cartilage that serves as a cushion between the ends of bones that meet at a joint;
[syn: meniscus, semilunar cartilage]

2. (optics) a lens that is concave on one side and convex on the other;

3. (physics) the curved upper surface of a nonturbulent liquid in a vertical tube;

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3 definitions retrieved:

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Meniscus \Me*nis"cus\, n.; pl. L. Menisci (-s[imac]), 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]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

meniscus n 1: (anatomy) a disk of cartilage that serves as a cushion between the ends of bones that meet at a joint [syn: meniscus, semilunar cartilage] 2: (optics) a lens that is concave on one side and convex on the other 3: (physics) the curved upper surface of a nonturbulent liquid in a vertical tube
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

36 Moby Thesaurus words for "meniscus": achromatic lens, astigmatic lens, burning glass, camera, coated lens, concave lens, concavo-convex lens, condenser, convex lens, crescent, crescent moon, eyeglass, eyepiece, glass, half-moon, hand lens, horseshoe, lens, lunula, lunule, magnifier, magnifying glass, object glass, objective, objective prism, ocular, prism, reader, reading glass, scythe, semicircle, sickle, telephoto lens, toric lens, varifocal lens, zoom lens