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1. meniscus

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

Synonyms

  • lens
  • lens system

Antonyms

  • inside
  • descend
  • disappear

Etymology

  • μηνίσκος (Ancient Greek (to 1453))
  • μήνη (Ancient Greek (to 1453))

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2. meniscus

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

Antonyms

  • natural object

Etymology

  • μηνίσκος (Ancient Greek (to 1453))
  • μήνη (Ancient Greek (to 1453))

3. meniscus

noun. (anatomy) a disk of cartilage that serves as a cushion between the ends of bones that meet at a joint.

Synonyms

  • semilunar cartilage
  • cartilage

Antonyms

  • subsurface

Etymology

  • μηνίσκος (Ancient Greek (to 1453))
  • μήνη (Ancient Greek (to 1453))

Example sentences of the word meniscus


1. Noun, singular or mass
Unless otherwise instructed by your surgeon, you should be able to walk on your knee the day after a meniscus repair.

2. Verb, past participle
A person who has had meniscus surgery will need to use assistive devices such as crutches or a walker for several weeks after the surgery, although usually no more than four to six weeks.

3. Adjective
The smaller steps you take, the less impact this exercise will have on your knee joints, which is especially important when rehabbing an meniscus injury.

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