[ UK /mˈɛnɪskəs/ ]
  1. (anatomy) a disk of cartilage that serves as a cushion between the ends of bones that meet at a joint
  2. (physics) the curved upper surface of a nonturbulent liquid in a vertical tube
  3. (optics) a lens that is concave on one side and convex on the other
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How To Use meniscus In A Sentence

  • The latter form is usually seen in the lateral meniscus due to loose capsular attachment, and appears as a swelling on the lateral joint line.
  • Another coverslip was placed inside the cylinder floating on top of the liquid layer, in order to obtain a flat meniscus.
  • In some cases, there may not be a specific injury, but the meniscus can tear due to repetitive loads and chronic degeneration.
  • Having more precise information about wear and tear on this portion of the knee - a blend of fibrous tissue and cartilage called the meniscus - could lead to its use as a biomarker in predicting who is at risk for developing osteoarthritis, researchers say. Gaea Times (by Simple Thoughts) Breaking News and incisive views 24/7
  • Also there are different ways to keep the meniscus steady, such as adjusting stopper rod or slide gate, adjusting cast speed, etc.
  • Much like the meniscus, the labrum has a relatively low healing potential because of decreased vascularity.
  • Petzval produced an achromatic portrait lens that was vastly superior to the simple meniscus lens then in use.
  • Compared with electromagnetic braking (EMBr) ruler, the brake effect of the the jet–pattern magnetic field on the flow discharged from the nozzle and the flow at the meniscus are the better.
  • It is based on the analysis of light reflection at a fluid meniscus whose radius of curvature is related to its surface tension.
  • Linas Kleiza made his first appearance since in 11 months after undergoing microfracture surgery on Feb. 1 to repair both a torn meniscus and chondral defect in his right knee, and had 10 points and three rebounds. The Globe and Mail - Home RSS feed
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