pl. -·bria or -·bri·ums
a handlelike structure, process, or part, esp.,
- the portion of a jellyfish or other cnidarian that bears the mouth at its tip
- the uppermost of the three bony segments constituting the breastbone in mammals
Origin of manubriumL, a handle, hilt, haft ; from manus, a hand: see manual
A body part or process shaped like a handle, especially:
a. The broad upper division of the sternum with which the clavicle and first two ribs articulate. Also called episternum, presternum.
b. The long tapering process of the malleus attached to the central portion of the eardrum.
Origin of manubriumLatin, handle, from manus, hand; see man-2 in Indo-European roots.
(plural manubria or manubriums)
From Latin manÅ«brium (“handle").