noun, plural me·nis·ci [mi-nis-ahy, -nis-kahy, -kee] /mɪˈnɪs aɪ, -ˈnɪs kaɪ, -ki/, me·nis·cus·es.
Origin of meniscus
Related formsme·nis·coid [mi-nis-koid] /mɪˈnɪs kɔɪd/, adjective
Examples from the Web for meniscus
In order to obtain an accurate result, the meniscus should be removed.The Book of Cheese|Charles Thom and Walter Warner Fisk
The tip of the burette is allowed to fill before the readings are made, which are from the lowest point or meniscus.Human Foods and Their Nutritive Value|Harry Snyder
The height of the meniscus is then read on a millimetre scale attached to the capillary.
With most instruments the reading is taken from the bottom of the meniscus.A Manual of Clinical Diagnosis|James Campbell Todd
The temperature of the thermostat is then raised degree by degree, and the height of the meniscus at each point ascertained.