medial meniscus

medial meniscus n MENISCUS (2a(2))

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  • Medial meniscus of the knee — The word meniscus refers to a crescent shaped structure. The medial meniscus of the knee is a thickened crescent shaped cartilage pad between the two joints formed by the femur (the thigh bone) and the tibia (the shin bone). The meniscus acts as… …   Medical dictionary

  • Meniscus (anatomy) — For other uses, see Meniscus, Lens (optics)#Types of simple lenses, and Meniscus Film Festival. Meniscus (anatomy) Head of right tibia seen from above, showing menisci and attachments of ligaments …   Wikipedia

  • Meniscus — The word meniscus comes from the Greek and refers to a crescent shaped structure. Today a meniscus is something that is shaped like a crescent moon or a croissant pastry. A meniscus can be an anatomic feature. For example, the medial meniscus of… …   Medical dictionary

  • Meniscus, medial knee — The word meniscus refers to a crescent shaped structure. The medial meniscus of the knee is a thickened crescent shaped cartilage pad between the two joints formed by the femur (the thigh bone) and the tibia (the shin bone). The meniscus acts as… …   Medical dictionary

  • Medial collateral ligament — Ligament: Medial collateral ligament Diagram of the right knee. (Medial collateral ligament labeled at center right.) Latin ligamentum collaterale tibiale …   Wikipedia

  • meniscus medialis articulationis genus — [TA] medial meniscus of knee joint: a crescent shaped disk of fibrocartilage attached to the medial margin of the superior articular surface of the tibia …   Medical dictionary

  • medial semilunar cartilage — n MENISCUS (2a(2)) …   Medical dictionary

  • Meniscus corrector — Albert Bouwers 1941 catadioptric telescope with a concentric meniscus corrector A meniscus corrector is a negative meniscus lens that is used to correct spherical aberration in image forming optical systems such as catadioptric telescopes. They… …   Wikipedia

  • Medial collateral ligament (MCL) of the knee — The knee joint is surrounded by a joint capsule with ligaments strapping the inside and outside of the joint (collateral ligaments) as well as crossing within the joint (cruciate ligaments). These ligaments provide stability and strength to the… …   Medical dictionary

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