(noun; Latin manubrium
, handle): 1. (Arthropoda
) In fish parasitic
Copepoda, the handle or distal
part of the attachment organ.
2. (Arthropoda: Insecta) The basal part of the furcula of collembolan springtails; part of the sternum associated with the cavity of the prothorax of Coleoptera.
3. (Cnidaria: Hydrozoa) The extension between the stomach cavity and the mouth of a medusae or polyp; also called gullet or esophagus.
4. (NEMATA) The proximal portion of a spicule; a capitulum.
5. (Rotifera) One of two paired trophi in the mastax.