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[pyoo-bik] /ˈpyu bɪk/
of, relating to, or situated near the pubes or the pubis.
Origin of pubic
First recorded in 1825-35; pub(es)1 + -ic
Related forms
interpubic, adjective
subpubic, adjective
Can be confused
pubic, public. Unabridged
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of or relating to the pubes or pubis: pubic hair
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Word Origin and History for pubic

1811, with -ic + medical Latin pubis "bone of the groin" (1590s), short for Latin os pubis, from Latin pubes (genitive pubis) "genital area, groin," related to pubes (adj.) "full-grown" (see puberty).

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pubic in Medicine

pubic pu·bic (pyōō'bĭk)

  1. Of, relating to, or located in the region of the pubis or the pubes.

  2. Relating to the pubic region of the abdomen.

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pubic in Science
Plural pubes (py'bēz)
The forwardmost of the three bones that fuse together to form each of the hipbones. See more at skeleton.

pubic adjective
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