Crossword clues for menisci
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Meniscus \Me*nis"cus\, n.; pl. L. Menisci (-s[=i]), E. Meniscuses. [NL., from Gr. mhni`skos, dim. of mh`nh the moon.]
(Opt.) A lens convex on one side and concave on the other.
(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.
n. (plural of meniscus English)
n. a disk of cartilage that serves as a cushion between the ends of bones that meet at a point
[also: menisci (pl)]
Usage examples of "menisci".
Chips of bone still blocked the joint, and the menisci had been badly torn.