ma·nu·bri·um (mə-nbrē-əm, -ny′-)
n. pl. ma·nu·bri·a (-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.
[Latin, handle, from manus, hand; see man-2 in the Appendix of Indo-European roots.]
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