meniscus

Definitions

General Science

  • noun a lens that is concave on one side and convex on the other
  • noun the curved surface of a narrow column of water
  • noun a small plate of cartilage between vertebrae

Medical

  • noun one of two pads of cartilage, the lateral meniscus and medial meniscus, between the femur and tibia in a knee joint.

Sports

  • noun a cartilage pad inside the knee which can become damaged if the knee is twisted forcefully

Wine

  • the very edge of the surface of wine in a glass, where the liquid touches the glass and is slightly curved up, accurately showing the colour of the wine
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