manubrium

noun
ma·​nu·​bri·​um | \ mə-ˈnü-brē-əm How to pronounce manubrium (audio) , -ˈnyü- \
plural manubria\ mə-​ˈnü-​brē-​ə How to pronounce manubria (audio) , -​ˈnyü-​ \ also manubriums

Definition of manubrium

: an anatomical process or part shaped like a handle: such 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

First Known Use of manubrium

1705, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for manubrium

New Latin, from Latin, handle, from manus

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“Manubrium.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/manubrium. Accessed 8 Aug. 2020.

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manubrium

noun
ma·​nu·​bri·​um | \ mə-ˈn(y)ü-brē-əm How to pronounce manubrium (audio) \
plural manubria\ -​brē-​ə How to pronounce manubria (audio) \ also manubriums

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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