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1. the uppermost portion of the sternum; called also manubrium sterni.
2. the largest process of the malleus, giving attachment to the tendon of the tensor muscle of the tympanum; called also manubrium mallei.
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ma·nu·bri·a(mă-nū'brē-ŭm, -ă), [TA]
The portion of the sternum or of the malleus that resembles the handle of a sword or hammer.
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n. pl. manu·bria (-brē-ə)
A body part or process shaped like a handle, especially:
a. The broad upper division of the sternum with which the clavicle and first two ribs articulate. Also called episternum, presternum.
b. The long tapering process of the malleus attached to the central portion of the eardrum.
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ma·nu·bri·um, pl. manubria (mă-nū'brē-ŭm, -ă) [TA]
The portion of the sternum or of the malleus that represents the handle.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012
manubriumThe shield-shaped upper part of the breastbone (STERNUM). The inner ends of the collar bones (clavicles) and of the first and second ribs articulate with the manubrium.
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- any handle-like elongated process.
- the tubular mouth of a jellyfish.
- the anterior segment of the sternum in mammals.
- the first segment of the springing organ in COLLEMBOLA.
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