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manubrium

[ muh-noo-bree-uhm, -nyoo- ]

noun

, plural ma·nu·bri·a [m, uh, -, noo, -bree-, uh, -, nyoo, -], ma·nu·bri·ums.
  1. Anatomy, Zoology. a segment, bone, cell, etc., resembling a handle.
  2. Also called presternum. Anatomy.
    1. the uppermost of the three portions of the sternum. Compare gladiolus ( def 2 ), xiphisternum.
    2. the long process of the malleus.


manubrium

/ məˈnjuːbrɪəm /

noun

  1. anatomy any handle-shaped part, esp the upper part of the sternum
  2. zoology the tubular mouth that hangs down from the centre of a coelenterate medusa such as a jellyfish


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Derived Forms

  • maˈnubrial, adjective
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Other Words From

  • ma·nubri·al adjective
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Word History and Origins

Origin of manubrium1

1650–60; < New Latin, Latin: a handle, akin to manus hand
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Word History and Origins

Origin of manubrium1

C17: from New Latin, from Latin: handle, from manus hand
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Example Sentences

An articular facet begins on the manubrium near the neck and spirals halfway around the head of the malleus.

The sternum is much wider than long, and no specimens give evidence of a manubrium.

The food is taken into the manubrium by the square mouth at its free end, and is there digested.

The manubrium is yellow and short, and the mouth is concealed by four clusters of short tentacles.

The only wound that I actually saw—Dr. Clark examined this above the manubrium of the sternum, the sternal notch.

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