pubes

1
[pyoo-beez]
noun, plural pu·bes. Anatomy.
  1. the lower part of the abdomen, especially the region between the right and left iliac regions.
  2. the hair appearing on the lower part of the abdomen at puberty.

Origin of pubes

1
First recorded in 1560–70, pubes is from the Latin word pūbēs adulthood, pubic hair, groin

pubes

2
[pyoo-beez]
noun
  1. plural of pubis.

pubis

[pyoo-bis]
noun, plural pu·bes [pyoo-beez] /ˈpyu biz/. Anatomy.
  1. that part of either innominate bone that, with the corresponding part of the other, forms the front of the pelvis.

Origin of pubis

1590–1600; short for New Latin os pūbis bone of the pubes1
Related formspre·pu·bis, noun, plural pre·pu·bes.
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Contemporary Examples of pubes

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Historical Examples of pubes


British Dictionary definitions for pubes

pubes

noun plural pubes (ˈpjuːbiːz)
  1. the region above the external genital organs, covered with hair from the time of puberty
  2. the pubic bones
  3. the plural of pubis
pl n (ˈpjuːbz)
  1. informal pubic hair

Word Origin for pubes

from Latin

pubis

noun plural -bes (-biːz)
  1. one of the three sections of the hipbone that forms part of the pelvis

Word Origin for pubis

C16: shortened from New Latin os pūbis bone of the pubes
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Word Origin and History for pubes
n.

1560s, "pubic hair," from Latin pubes "pubescent, arrived at the age of puberty, of ripe years, grown up," also, as a noun, "a sign of puberty" (such as pubic hair), also "young men of the age of puberty" (see puberty). In 19c. also "pubic bone," and earlier "part of either hip bone that forms the front of the pelvis," from Latin os pubis, from pubes "genital area." In modern slang, monosyllable, a familiar shortening of pubic hairs (see pubic).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

pubes in Medicine

pubes

[pyōōbēz]
n. pl. pubes
  1. The lower part of the abdomen, especially the region surrounding the external genitalia.
  2. The hair that appears on this region at puberty.

pubis

[pyōōbĭs]
n. pl. pu•bes (-bēz)
  1. pubic bone
  2. The hair of the pubic region just above the external genitals.
  3. A pubic hair.
  4. mons pubis
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pubes in Science

pubis

[pyōōbĭs]
Plural pubes (pyōōbēz)
  1. The forwardmost of the three bones that fuse together to form each of the hipbones. See more at skeleton.
Related formspubic adjective
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