[muh-noo-bree-uh m, -nyoo-]
noun, plural ma·nu·bri·a [muh-noo-bree-uh, -nyoo-] /məˈnu bri ə, -ˈnyu-/, ma·nu·bri·ums.
Anatomy, Zoology. a segment, bone, cell, etc., resembling a handle.
Origin of manubrium
1650–60; < New Latin, Latin: a handle, akin to manus handRelated formsma·nu·bri·al, adjective
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noun plural -bria (-brɪə) or -briums
Derived Formsmanubrial, adjective
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
Word Origin for manubrium
C17: from New Latin, from Latin: handle, from manus hand
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Word Origin and History for manubrial
"handle-like process," 1848 in anatomy and zoology, from Latin manubrium "handle, hilt," properly "that which is held in the hand," from manus "hand" (see manual (adj.)).
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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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