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manubrium

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noun ma·nu·bri·um \mə-ˈnü-brē-əm, -ˈnyü-\

Definition of manubrium

plural -bria \-brē-ə\ also manubriums

  1. :  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


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manubrium

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noun ma·nu·bri·um \mə-ˈn(y)ü-brē-əm\

Medical Definition of manubrium

plural manubria \-brē-ə\play also manubriums

  1. :  an anatomical process or part shaped like a handle: asa:  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 claviclesb:  the process of the malleus of the ear



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