Manubrium meaning

mə-no͝o'brē-əm, -nyo͝o'-
A body part or process shaped like a handle, especially:
  • The broad upper division of the sternum with which the clavicle and first two ribs articulate.
  • The long tapering process of the malleus attached to the central portion of the eardrum.
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A handlelike structure, process, or part.
  • 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.
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A body part or process shaped like a handle, especially:
  • The broad upper division of the sternum with which the clavicle and first two ribs articulate.
  • The long tapering process of the malleus attached to the central portion of the eardrum.
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(anatomy) The broad, upper part of the sternum.
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(zoology) The tube extending from the central underside of a jellyfish and ending in a mouth.
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Origin of manubrium

  • Latin handle from manus hand man-2 in Indo-European roots
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • From Latin manÅ«brium (“handle").
    From Wiktionary