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English noun: meniscus

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

Synonymssemilunar cartilage

Broader (hypernym)cartilage, gristle

Domain categoryanatomy, general anatomy

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

Broader (hypernym)lens, lens system, lense

Domain categoryoptics

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

Broader (hypernym)surface

Domain categorynatural philosophy, physics

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