Definition of Manubrium

1. Noun. The upper part of the breastbone.

Generic synonyms: Bone, Os
Group relationships: Breastbone, Sternum



Definition of Manubrium

1. n. A handlelike process or part; esp., the anterior segment of the sternum, or presternum, and the handlelike process of the malleus.

Definition of Manubrium

1. Noun. (skeleton) The broad, upper part of the sternum. ¹

2. Noun. (zoology) The tube extending from the central underside of a jellyfish and ending in a mouth. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Manubrium

1. a handle-shaped anatomical part [n -BRIA or -BRIUMS]

Medical Definition of Manubrium

1. Origin: L, handle, fr. Manus hand. 1. A handlelike process or part; especially, the anterior segment of the sternum, or presternum, and the handlelike process of the malleus. 2. The proboscis of a jellyfish. Synonym: hypostoma. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Manubrium

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manually
manuals
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manubial
manubiary
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manubrial
manubriosternal joint
manubriosternal junction
manubriosternal symphysis
manubrium (current term)
manubrium mallei
manubrium of malleus
manubrium of sternum
manubrium sterni
manubriums
manucaptor
manucaptors
manucode
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manuduction
manuductions
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manudynamometer

Literary usage of Manubrium

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1. Anatomy, Descriptive and Applied by Henry Gray (1913)
"It consists of three parts, named from above downward, the manubrium, the body or gladiolus, and the xiphoid process; in early life the body consists of ..."

2. Surgery, Its Principles and Practice by William Williams Keen (1909)
"Ligation of the Innominate by Splitting the manubrium Sterni. —The manubrium is exposed by a transverse incision, divided transversely at its junction with ..."

3. A Practical treatise on fractures and dislocations by Lewis Atterbury Stimson (1907)
"Dislocations of the Body from the manubrium. The manubrium, constituting nearly the upper third of the sternum, is united to the second piece, the body, ..."

4. A Text-book of operative surgery: Covering the Surgical Anatomy and by Warren Stone Bickham (1904)
"Operation.— Having incised skin, fascia, and anterior borders of the platysma down to the bone, clamp and tie all bleeding vessels. Free the manubrium ..."

5. Diseases of the ear in childhood: By Dr. Gustav Alexander, Tr. by Arthur J by Gustav Alexander, Arthur Joseph Bedell (1914)
"It originates at the medial surface of the lateral attic wall. The manubrium continues its course antero-inferiorly to the tym- ..."

6. Medusae of the World by Alfred Goldsborough Mayer (1910)
"proximal part of the manubrium, and finally at the distal end a long, ... The 2 genital organs are found within the 2 swollen regions of the manubrium. ..."

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