mons pubis

[monz pyoo-bis]

noun, plural mon·tes pu·bis [mon-teez-pyoo-bis] /ˈmɒn tizˈpyu bɪs/. Anatomy.

a rounded prominence of fatty tissue over the pubic symphysis, covered with hair after puberty.

Compare mons veneris.

Origin of mons pubis

< New Latin: elevation of the pubes; see mons, pubes1
Also called mons. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for mons pubis

mons pubis

noun plural montes pubis (ˈmɒntiːz)

the fatty cushion of flesh in human males situated over the junction of the pubic bonesCompare mons veneris

Word Origin for mons pubis

C17: New Latin: hill of the pubes
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Medicine definitions for mons pubis

mons pubis


n. pl. montes pubis

A rounded fleshy protuberance situated over the pubic bones that becomes covered with hair during puberty.pubis
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