[muh-noo-bree-uh m, -nyoo-]
Origin of manubrium
1650–60; < New Latin, Latin: a handle, akin to manus hand
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Examples 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.
- 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
C17: from New Latin, from Latin: handle, from manus hand
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.)).
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
- 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.