[ muh-noo-bree-uh m, -nyoo- ]
/ məˈnu bri əm, -ˈnyu- /
noun, plural ma·nu·bri·a [muh-noo-bree-uh, -nyoo-] /məˈnu bri ə, -ˈnyu-/, ma·nu·bri·ums.
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Origin of manubrium
1650–60; < New Latin, Latin: a handle, akin to manus hand
OTHER WORDS FROM manubriumma·nu·bri·al, adjective
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Example sentences from the Web for manubrial
The outline of the manubrial process also varies, being wedge-shaped in the Bankiva, and rounded in the Spanish breed.
British Dictionary definitions for manubrial
/ (məˈnjuːbrɪəm) /
noun plural -bria (-brɪə) or -briums
anatomy any handle-shaped part, esp the upper part of the sternum
zoology the tubular mouth that hangs down from the centre of a coelenterate medusa such as a jellyfish
Derived forms of manubriummanubrial, adjective
Word Origin for manubrium
C17: from New Latin, from Latin: handle, from manus hand
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Medical definitions for manubrial
[ mə-nōō′brē-əm, -nyōō′- ]
n. pl. ma•nu•bri•a (-brē-ə)
The upper segment of the sternum with which the clavicle and the first two pairs of ribs articulate.
The portion of the malleus that is embedded in the tympanic membrane and extends downward, inward, and backward from the neck of the malleus.
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