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meniscus

noun [C] uk   us   /məˈnɪs.kəs/ (plural menisci /-kaɪ/ or meniscuses) specialized

meniscus noun [C] (BODY PART)

anatomy a curved piece of cartilage inside a joint (= place where two bones are connected) of the body such as the knee

meniscus noun [C] (LIQUID)

physics on a liquid, a surface that curves either out or in as a result of surface tension
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