2. A particular form or instance of harm: injury to one's shoulder; an injury to one's pride.
3. Wrong or injustice done or suffered.
4. In law, any wrong or violation of the rights, property, reputation, etc., of another person for which legal action to recover damages may be made.
5. From Latin injuria "wrong, hurt" and injurius "wrongful, unjust"; from in- "not" plus jus, juris "right, law".
The risk of cell death or injury from radiation depends on the type of tissue cells, the stage of cell division at the time of exposure, the intensity and time span of exposure, and the type of radiation administered.
Meniscus injuries of the knees are easily caused by the force of abnormal rotations of the two cartilage pads while carrying the weight of the body.
A meniscus injury may be caused by a partial or total tear of a tissue and it may take place when a person twists suddenly or rotates the upper leg while the foot stays in place; for example, when dribbling a basketball around an opponent or turning to hit a tennis ball.
If there is a very small tear, the tendon will stay connected to the front and back of the knee; however, if there is a big rupture, the meniscus injury may be left hanging by a thread and the seriousness of such a ripping apart depends on its location and how much has been damaged.