Ma*nu"bri*um (?), n.; pl. L. Manubria (#), E. Manubriums (#). [L., handle, fr. manus hand.]

1. Anat.

A handlelike process or part; esp., the anterior segment of the sternum, or presternum, and the handlelike process of the malleus.

2. Zool.

The proboscis of a jellyfish; -- called also hypostoma. See Illust. of Hydromedusa.


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