pubes

1
[ pyoo-beez ]
/ ˈpyu biz /

noun, plural pu·bes. Anatomy.

the lower part of the abdomen, especially the region between the right and left iliac regions.
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

Definition for pubes (2 of 3)

pubes2
[ pyoo-beez ]
/ ˈpyu biz /

noun

plural of pubis.

Definition for pubes (3 of 3)

pubis
[ pyoo-bis ]
/ ˈpyu bɪs /

noun, plural pu·bes [pyoo-beez] /ˈpyu biz/. Anatomy.

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

OTHER WORDS FROM pubis

pre·pu·bis, noun, plural pre·pu·bes.
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British Dictionary definitions for pubes (1 of 2)

pubes
/ (ˈpjuːbiːz) /

noun plural pubes (ˈpjuːbiːz)

the region above the external genital organs, covered with hair from the time of puberty
the pubic bones
the plural of pubis

pl n (ˈpjuːbz)

informal pubic hair

Word Origin for pubes

from Latin

British Dictionary definitions for pubes (2 of 2)

pubis
/ (ˈpjuːbɪs) /

noun plural -bes (-biːz)

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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Medicine definitions for pubes (1 of 2)

pubes
[ pyōōbēz ]

n. pl. pubes

The lower part of the abdomen, especially the region surrounding the external genitalia.
The hair that appears on this region at puberty.

Medicine definitions for pubes (2 of 2)

pubis
[ pyōōbĭs ]

n. pl. pu•bes (-bēz)

pubic bone
The hair of the pubic region just above the external genitals.
A pubic hair.
mons pubis
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Science definitions for pubes

pubis
[ pyōōbĭs ]

Plural pubes (pyōōbēz)

The forwardmost of the three bones that fuse together to form each of the hipbones. See more at skeleton.

Other words from pubis

pubic adjective
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