Word of the day

The word for today is…

meniscus (noun) – 1. A crescent-shaped body.
2. A concavo-convex lens.
3. The curved upper surface of a nonturbulent liquid in a container that is concave if the liquid wets the container walls and convex if it does not.
4. A cartilage disk that acts as a cushion between the ends of bones that meet in a joint.

Source : The Free Dictionary

Etymology : “crescent-shaped body,” 1690s in reference to lenses, c. 1812 in reference to liquid surfaces, Modern Latin meniscus, from Greek meniskos “lunar crescent,” diminutive of mene “moon”.


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