Menisci is the plural of the word 'meniscus' - the shock absorber of the knee.

knee joint showing the meniscus
Each knee has a pair of menisci - one on the medial side (medial meniscus) and one on the lateral side (lateral meniscus).
Synonyms: 
knee cartilages
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Dr Sheila StroverĀ (Editor)
BSc (Hons), MB BCh, MBA

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