Sentence Examples

  • The carpus, which remains cartilaginous in many of the Stegocephalia and Caudata, contains six to eight elements when the manus is fully developed, whilst the number is reduced in those forms which have only two or three digits.
  • Except in some of the Stegocephalia, there are only four functional digits in the manus, but the Ecaudata have a more or less distinct rudiment of pollex; in the Caudata it seems to be the outer digit which has been suppresssed, as atavistic reappearance of a fifth digit takes place on the outer side of the manus, as it does on the pes in those forms in which the toes are reduced to four.
  • The largest, Manus, is about 60 m.
  • Most are of coral formation, but the hills of Manus are believed to be extinct volcanoes.
  • The word is derived from the Latin mantellum or mantelum, a cloak, and is probably the same as, or another form of, mantelium or mantele, a tablenapkin or table-cloth, from manus, hand, and tela, a cloth.

How would you define manus? Add your definition here.

comments powered by Disqus