[ mey-nuhs ]
/ ˈmeɪ nəs /
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noun, plural ma·nus.

Anatomy, Zoology. the distal segment of the forelimb of a vertebrate, including the carpus and the forefoot or hand.
Roman Law. power over persons, as that of the husband over the wife.



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Origin of manus

1510–20; <Latin: hand

Definition for manus (2 of 2)

[ mah-noos ]
/ ˈmɑ nus /

noun, plural Ma·nus.

a member of a people living on the island of Manus, in the Admiralty Islands.
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British Dictionary definitions for manus

/ (ˈmeɪnəs) /

noun plural -nus

anatomy the wrist and hand
the corresponding part in other vertebrates
Roman law the authority of a husband over his wife
English law (formerly) an oath or the person taking an oath
C19: Latin: hand
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Medical definitions for manus

[ mānəs, mănəs ]

n. pl. manus

The distal part of the arm, including the carpus, metacarpus, and digits.
The hand.
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