meniscoid etymology

English word meniscoid comes from English -oid, English meniscus

Detailed word origin of meniscoid

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
-oid English (eng) Of similar form to, but not the same as. Having the likeness of. Forms adjectives and nouns.
meniscus English (eng) (anatomy) Either of two parts of the human knee that provide structural integrity to the knee when it undergoes tension and torsion. [from 19th c.]. (optics) A lens which is convex on one side and concave on the other, being crescent-shaped in cross-section. [from 17th c.]. A crescent moon, or an object shaped like it. [from 17th c.]. The curved surface of liquids in tubes, whether concave [...]
meniscoid English (eng) Concavo-convex, like a meniscus.

Words with the same origin as meniscoid

Descendants of -oid
alkaloid asteroid cannabinoid colloidal cycloid designoid factoid fibroid humanoid insectoid keloid mechanoid mong mongoloid monoid negro opioid paranoid planetoid roid schizoid solenoid sphenoid steroid trapezoid
Descendants of meniscus