[muh-noo-bree-uhm, -nyoo-]
noun, plural manubria [muh-noo-bree-uh, -nyoo-] , manubriums.
Anatomy, Zoology. a segment, bone, cell, etc., resembling a handle.
Also called presternum. Anatomy.
the uppermost of the three portions of the sternum. Compare gladiolus ( def 2 ), xiphisternum.
the long process of the malleus.

1650–60; < Neo-Latin, Latin: a handle, akin to manus hand

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manubrium (məˈnjuːbrɪəm)
n , pl -bria, -briums
1.  anatomy any handle-shaped part, esp the upper part of the sternum
2.  zoology the tubular mouth that hangs down from the centre of a coelenterate medusa such as a jellyfish
[C17: from New Latin, from Latin: handle, from manus hand]

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manubrium ma·nu·bri·um (mə-nōō'brē-əm, -nyōō'-)
n. pl. ma·nu·bri·a (-brē-ə)

  1. The upper segment of the sternum with which the clavicle and the first two pairs of ribs articulate.

  2. See episternum.

  3. The portion of the malleus that is embedded in the tympanic membrane and extends downward, inward, and backward from the neck of the malleus.

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