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[ep-uh-pyoo-bis] /ˌɛp əˈpyu bɪs/
noun, plural epipubes
[ep-uh-pyoo-beez] /ˌɛp əˈpyu biz/ (Show IPA).
either of a pair of bones in front of the pubis of marsupials.
Also called marsupial bones.
Origin of epipubis
First recorded in 1895-1900; epi- + pubis
Related forms
epipubic, adjective Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • In Xenopus also there is a minute epipubis similar to that of Urodeles.

    The Vertebrate Skeleton Sidney H. Reynolds
  • All except the epipubis take part in the formation of the acetabulum, which is perforated by a prominent hole.

    The Vertebrate Skeleton Sidney H. Reynolds
  • The large bone generally called the pubis in Crocodiles is probably an epipubis.

    The Vertebrate Skeleton Sidney H. Reynolds

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