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manubrium

[ muh-noo-bree-uhm, -nyoo- ]
/ m蓹藞nu bri 蓹m, -藞nyu- /
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noun, plural ma路nu路bri路a [muh-noo-bree-uh, -nyoo-], /m蓹藞nu bri 蓹, -藞nyu-/, ma路nu路bri路ums.
Anatomy, Zoology. a segment, bone, cell, etc., resembling a handle.
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.
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Origin of manubrium

1650鈥60; <New Latin, Latin: a handle, akin to manus hand

OTHER WORDS FROM manubrium

ma路nu路bri路al, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for manubrium

manubrium
/ (m蓹藞nju藧br瑟蓹m) /

noun plural -bria (-br瑟蓹) 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

Derived forms of manubrium

manubrial, adjective

Word Origin for manubrium

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