When you have a torn cartilage, this is an example of an injury to the meniscus.
When oil is in a jar and the oil has a curve on the top of its surface, this is an example of meniscus.
When you have a lens of a camera that curves out on one side and in on the other, this is an example of meniscus.
Origin of meniscus
- New Latin from Greek mēniskos diminutive of mēnē moon, month mē-2 in Indo-European roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- From Ancient Greek Î¼Î·Î½Î¯ÏƒÎºÎ¿Ï‚ (mÄ“niskos, “crescent"), from Î¼Î®Î½Î· (mÄ“nÄ“, “moon")