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manus

[mey-nuh s]
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noun, plural ma·nus.
  1. Anatomy, Zoology. the distal segment of the forelimb of a vertebrate, including the carpus and the forefoot or hand.
  2. Roman Law. power over persons, as that of the husband over the wife.
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Origin of manus

1510–20; < Latin: hand

Manus

[mah-noos]
noun, plural Ma·nus.
  1. a member of a people living on the island of Manus, in the Admiralty Islands.
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Manu

[man-oo]
noun Hindu Mythology.
  1. the progenitor and lawgiver of the human race.
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Related Words for manus

tentacle, paw, fingernail, talon, nipper, crook, hook, barb, spur, unguis, clapperclaw, fang, manus, grapnel, grappler, retractile, ungula

British Dictionary definitions for manus

manus

noun plural -nus
  1. anatomy the wrist and hand
  2. the corresponding part in other vertebrates
  3. Roman law the authority of a husband over his wife
  4. English law (formerly) an oath or the person taking an oath
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Word Origin for manus

C19: Latin: hand
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manus in Medicine

manus

(mānəs, mănəs)
n. pl. manus
  1. The distal part of the arm, including the carpus, metacarpus, and digits.
  2. The hand.
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