[muh-noo-bree-uh m, -nyoo-]
Origin of manubrium
1650–60; < New Latin, Latin: a handle, akin to manus hand
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The manubrium, or handle, is also the centre of a nerve-system.The Dawn of Reason
Its umbrella is nearly hemispherical, and from the center hangs a manubrium.
It is called the manubrium and is the mouth and stomach of the animal.
The Mammalian presternum (manubrium sterni) and xiphosternum have the same origin as the main body of the sternum (Ruge, No. 438).The Works of Francis Maitland Balfour, Volume III (of 4)
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The manubrium is thickened and drawn inward, the ensiform process protuberant, the sternum often swelled and painful to the touch.
- 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 manubrium
"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.
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