manus

noun

ma·​nus ˈmā-nəs How to pronounce manus (audio) ˈmä- How to pronounce manus (audio)
: the distal segment of the vertebrate forelimb from carpus to terminus

Examples of manus in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Technology (machina) is not replacing the hand (manus); rather, the two are collaborating as never before, stimulating innovation and expression. Roberta Smith, New York Times, 5 May 2016

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Word History

Etymology

New Latin, from Latin, hand

First Known Use

1867, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of manus was in 1867

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Cite this Entry

“Manus.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/manus. Accessed 24 Feb. 2024.

Medical Definition

manus

noun
ma·​nus ˈmā-nəs How to pronounce manus (audio) ˈmä- How to pronounce manus (audio)
plural manus -nəs How to pronounce manus (audio) -ˌnüs How to pronounce manus (audio)
: the segment of the vertebrate forelimb from the carpus to the distal end

Geographical Definition

Manus

geographical name

Ma·​nus ˈmä-nəs How to pronounce Manus (audio)
island of the southwestern Pacific in the Admiralty Islands of Papua New Guinea; largest of the group area 600 square miles (1560 square kilometers)

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