manubrium


ma·nu·bri·um

noun \mə-ˈnü-brē-əm, -ˈnyü-\
plural -bria \-brē-ə\ also ma·nu·bri·ums

Definition of MANUBRIUM

:  an anatomical process or part shaped like a handle: as
a :  the uppermost segment of the sternum of humans and many other mammals
b :  the process that bears the mouth of a hydrozoan :  hypostome

Origin of MANUBRIUM

New Latin, from Latin, handle, from manus
First Known Use: 1705

ma·nu·bri·um

noun \mə-ˈn(y)ü-brē-əm\   (Medical Dictionary)
plural -bria \-brē-ə\ also ma·nu·bri·ums

Medical Definition of MANUBRIUM

: an anatomical process or part shaped like a handle: as a : the uppermost segment of the sternum of humans and many other mammals that is a somewhat triangular flattened bone with anterolateral borders which articulate with the clavicles b : the process of the malleus of the ear

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