Origin: NL, from Gr, dim. Of mhnh the moon.

1. A crescent.

2. <optics> A lens convex on one side and concave on the other.

3. <anatomy, ornithology> An interarticular synovial cartilage or membrane; especially, one of the intervertebral synovial disks in some parts of the vertebral column of birds. Converging meniscus, Diverging meniscus. See Lens.

(01 Mar 1998)

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