Me*nis"cus (?), n.; pl. L. Menisci (-si), E. Meniscuses (#). [NL., from Gr. , dim. of mh`nh the moon.]


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.


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