Define.com is an educational nonprofit global peace initiative whose purpose is to promote electronic democracy, science, academia, engineering, medicine and nursing in particular, creativity, imagination, reason, critical thinking, peace, citizen equality, race and gender equality, civil rights, equal access to education, personal liberty, free speech, freedom of the press, animal rights, compassionate and nonviolent parenting, social and economic justice, social and ecological responsibility, open and transparent government, global monetary reform, secularism, cognitive liberty and a permanent cessation of the War on Drugs.

meniscus

2 definitions found

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Meniscus \Me*nis"cus\, noun; pl. L. {Menisci} (-s[imac]), E. {Meniscuses}. [NL., from Gr. mhni'skos, dim. of mh'nh the moon.]

1. A crescent.

2. (Opt.) A lens convex on one side and concave on the other.

3. (Anat.) An interarticular synovial cartilage or membrane; esp., one of the intervertebral synovial disks in some parts of the vertebral column of birds.

{Converging meniscus}, {Diverging meniscus}. See {Lens}.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

meniscus

noun

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


Definitions retrieved from the Open Source DICT dictionary. Click here for database copyright information.