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manus

[mey-nuh s] /ˈmeɪ nəs/
noun, plural manus.
1.
Anatomy, Zoology. the distal segment of the forelimb of a vertebrate, including the carpus and the forefoot or hand.
2.
Roman Law. power over persons, as that of the husband over the wife.
Origin of manus
1510-1520
1510-20; < Latin: hand

Manus

[mah-noos] /ˈmɑ nus/
noun, plural Manus.
1.
a member of a people living on the island of Manus, in the Admiralty Islands.

Manu

[man-oo] /ˈmæn u/
noun, Hindu Mythology
1.
the progenitor and lawgiver of the human race.
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British Dictionary definitions for manus

manus

/ˈmeɪnəs/
noun (pl) -nus
1.
(anatomy) the wrist and hand
2.
the corresponding part in other vertebrates
3.
(Roman law) the authority of a husband over his wife
4.
(English law) (formerly) an oath or the person taking an oath
Word Origin
C19: Latin: hand
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manus in Medicine

manus ma·nus (mā'nəs, mān'əs)
n. pl. manus

  1. The distal part of the arm, including the carpus, metacarpus, and digits.

  2. The hand.

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