manubrium

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

Definition of manubrium

plural -bria \-brē-ə\ also manubriums
: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

Origin and Etymology of manubrium

New Latin, from Latin, handle, from manus


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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 -bria play \-brē-ə\ also manubriums
: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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