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A: The bottom of a concave meniscus.
B: The top of a convex meniscus.
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Etymology

From Ancient Greek μηνίσκος (mēniskos), crescent) < μήνη (mēnē), moon)

Pronunciation

Noun

Singular
meniscus

Plural
es

meniscus (es)
  1. The curved surface of liquids in tubes, whether concave or convex, caused by the surface tension of the liquid.
  2. A crescent or a body shaped like a crescent.
  3. Either of two parts of the human knee that provide structural integrity to the knee when it undergoes tension and torsion.

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