the terminal part of the forelimb of a vertebrate, as the hand of a person or the forefoot of a four-legged animal
Origin of manusL, hand: see manual
nounpl. manus manus
The distal part of the forelimb of a vertebrate, including the wrist and hand or the carpus and forefoot.
Origin of manusLatin, hand; see man-2 in Indo-European roots.
- (formal) A hand, as the part of the fore limb below the forearm in a man, or the corresponding part in other vertebrates.
From Latin manus (“hand").