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meniscusnoun [C]

 /məˈnɪs·kəs/
chemistry the ​curvedsurface of a ​liquid in a ​container, which can be either in if the molecules of the ​liquid are ​attracted to the ​container or out if the ​molecules are ​attracted to each other
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meniscusnoun [C]

uk   us   /məˈnɪs.kəs/ (plural menisci /-kaɪ/ or meniscuses) specialized

meniscus noun [C] (BODY PART)

anatomy a ​curvedpiece 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 surfacetension
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