manus: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (mā'nus), [key]
— pl. -nus.
  1. the distal segment of the forelimb of a vertebrate, including the carpus and the forefoot or hand.
  2. power over persons, as that of the husband over the wife.


Pronunciation: (mä'ns), [key]
— pl. -nus.
  1. a member of a people living on the island of Manus, in the Admiralty Islands.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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