nounpl. -·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 . Also called 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").