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epipubis

[ep-uh-pyoo-bis]
noun, plural ep·i·pu·bes [ep-uh-pyoo-beez] /ˌɛp əˈpyu biz/. Zoology.
  1. either of a pair of bones in front of the pubis of marsupials.
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Origin of epipubis

First recorded in 1895–1900; epi- + pubis
Also called marsupial bones.
Related formsep·i·pu·bic, adjective
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Historical Examples of epipubis

  • 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