Definition of meniscus
menisciplay \-ˈni-ˌskī, -ˌskē, -ˌsī\ also
1 : a crescent or crescent-shaped body
2 : a concavo-convex lens
3 : the curved upper surface of a column of liquid
4 : a fibrous cartilage within a joint especially of the knee
Recent Examples of meniscus from the Web
Philon tore his meniscus during the playoffs of his senior year with the Wolves.
Junior right-hander Emma Maple pitched on suspected torn meniscus in her left knee.
Two physicians agreed that her torn meniscus would require surgery and an inevitable five-month recuperation and rehabilitation period.
Sophomore Pat Clipp, who was on the verge of breaking into the first midfield, tore the meniscus in his knee in the third game at Richmond and sat out the rest of the season.
Giles tore his ACL, MCL and meniscus in his left knee in 2013 and tore the ACL in his right knee in 2015.
A 10-season NBA veteran from Myrtle Beach, Sessions suffered a torn meniscus in his left knee in early February.
In February 2007 with the Clippers, Livingston tore three major ligaments in his knee — the anterior cruciate, posterior cruciate and medial collateral as well as his lateral meniscus, then required extensive surgery.
On the surface, gleaning anything positive from a torn ACL and meniscus seems like a stretch.
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Medical Definition of meniscus
menisci\-ˈnis-ˌ(k)ī, -ˌkē\play also
1: a crescent or crescent-shaped body
2: a fibrous cartilage within a joint:a: either of two crescent-shaped lamellae of fibrocartilage that border and partly cover the articulating surfaces of the tibia and femur at the knee : semilunar cartilage: (1): one mostly between the lateral condyles of the tibia and femur—called also external semilunar fibrocartilage, lateral meniscus, lateral semilunar cartilage (2): one mostly between the medial condyles of the tibia and femur—called also internal semilunar fibrocartilage, medial meniscus, medial semilunar cartilageb: a thin oval ligament of the temporomandibular joint that is situated between the condyle of the mandible and the mandibular fossa and separates the joint into two cavities
3: a concavo-convex lens
4: the curved upper surface of a liquid column that is concave when the containing walls are wetted by the liquid and convex when not
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