American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A body part or process shaped like a handle. Also called presternum.
- n. The broad upper division of the sternum with which the clavicle and first two ribs articulate.
- n. The long tapering process of the malleus attached to the central portion of the eardrum.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In some technical uses, a handle or haft. Specifically
- n. In anatomy and zoology: The presternum, or first piece of the sternum, of most mammals; the anterior, or in man the upper, segment of the sternum, corresponding to the first pair of ribs, and succeeded by a piece or pieces collectively called the gladiolus or mesosternum. See cut under sternum.
- n. b) In birds, a small process, often forked, of the fore border of the sternum, in the middle line, at the root of the keel. See cut under epipleura.
- n. The handle of the malleus; the process of the outer ear-bone, connected with the inner surface of the tympanic membrane. See cut under ossiculum.
- n. In hydrozoans, the sac or polypite which projects from the center of the concavity of the nectocalyx of a medusa or the gonocalyx of a medusiform gonophore. See medusoid.
- n. In botany, a cylindrical cell which arises from the center of the inner face of each of the eight shields that compose the wall of the antheridium in the Characeæ. Also called handle. Compare head, 6 , and head-cell.
- n. In organ-building, a stop-knob or handle.
- n. anatomy The broad, upper part of the sternum.
- n. zoology The tube extending from the central underside of a jellyfish and ending in a mouth.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Anat.) A handlelike process or part; esp., the anterior segment of the sternum, or presternum, and the handlelike process of the malleus.
- n. (Zoöl.) The proboscis of a jellyfish; -- called also
hypostoma. See Illust.of Hydromedusa.
- n. the upper part of the breastbone
- From Latin manūbrium ("handle"). (Wiktionary)
- Latin, handle, from manus, hand; see man-2 in Indo-European roots. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“The parts entering into its formation are the sternal end of the clavicle, the upper and lateral part of the manubrium sterni, and the cartilage of the first rib.”
“The posterior sternoclavicular ligament is a similar band of fibers, covering the posterior surface of the articulation; it is attached above to the upper and back part of the sternal end of the clavicle, and, passing obliquely downward and medialward, is fixed below to the back of the upper part of the manubrium sterni.”
“The anterior sternoclavicular ligament is a broad band of fibers, covering the anterior surface of the articulation; it is attached above to the upper and front part of the sternal end of the clavicle, and, passing obliquely downward and medialward, is attached below to the front of the upper part of the manubrium sterni.”
“It traverses the tympanic cavity, between the fibrous and mucous layers of the tympanic membrane, crosses the manubrium of the malleus, and emerges from the cavity through a foramen situated at the inner end of the petrotympanic fissure, and named the iter chordæ anterius (canal of Huguier).”
“It runs upward and forward in a canal, and enters the tympanic cavity, through an aperture (iter chordæ posterius) on its posterior wall, close to the medial surface of the posterior border of the tympanic membrane and on a level with the upper end of the manubrium of the malleus.”
“On the right side the line begins at the sternoclavicular articulation and runs downward and medialward to the midpoint of the junction between the manubrium and body of the sternum.”
“In order to mark out the anterior borders of the lungs a line is drawn from each apex point2. 5 cm. above the clavicle and rather nearer the anterior than the posterior border of Sternocleidomastoideusdownward and medialward across the sternoclavicular articulation and manubrium sterni until it meets, or almost meets, its fellow of the other side at the midpoint of the junction between the manubrium and body of the sternum.”
“On the left side, beginning at the sternoclavicular articulation, it reaches the midpoint of the junction between the manubrium and body of the sternum and extends down the midsternal line in contact with that of the opposite side to the level of the fourth costal cartilage.”
“The manubrium sterni moves 30 mm. in an upward and 14 mm. in a forward direction; the width of the subcostal angle, at a level of 30 mm. below the articulation between the body of the sternum and the xiphoid process, is increased by 26 mm.; the umbilicus is retracted and drawn upward for a distance of 13 mm.”
“It is also attached to the posterior surface of the sternum by the superior and inferior sternopericardiac ligaments; the upper passing to the manubrium, and the lower to the xiphoid process.”
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