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ma•nu•bri•um



Pronunciation: (mu-nOO'brē-um, -nyOO'-), [key]
n.,
pl. -bri•aPronunciation: (-brē-u), [key] -bri•ums.

1. Anat., Zool.a segment, bone, cell, etc., resembling a handle.
2. Also called presternum. Anat.
a. the uppermost of the three portions of the sternum. Cf. gladiolus (def. 2), xiphisternum.
b. the long process of the malleus.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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