[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.
- Also called presternum. Anatomy.
- the uppermost of the three portions of the sternum.Compare gladiolus(def 2), xiphisternum.
- the long process of the malleus.
Origin of manubrium
1650–60; < New Latin, Latin: a handle, akin to manus handRelated formsma·nu·bri·al, adjective
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Derived Formsmanubrial, adjective 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
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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