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Meaning of manubrium

ma•nu•bri•um

Pronunciation: (mu-n'brē-um, -ny'-), [key]
— pl. -bri•a -bri•ums.
  1. a segment, bone, cell, etc., resembling a handle.
  2. Also called
    1. the uppermost of the three portions of the sternum. Cf.gladiolus(def. 2),xiphisternum.
    2. the long process of the malleus.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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