manus

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noun ma·nus \ˈmā-nəs, ˈmä-\

Definition of manus

plural

manus

\-nəs, -ˌnüs\
  1. :  the distal segment of the vertebrate forelimb from carpus to terminus

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Origin and Etymology of manus

New Latin, from Latin, hand


Manus

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geographical name Ma·nus \ˈmä-nəs\

Definition of Manus

  1. 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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manus

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noun ma·nus \ˈmā-nəs, ˈmä-\

Medical Definition of manus

plural

manus

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  1. :  the segment of the vertebrate forelimb from the carpus to the distal end


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