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pubic

[pyoo-bik]
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adjective
  1. of, relating to, or situated near the pubes or the pubis.
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Origin of pubic

First recorded in 1825–35; pub(es)1 + -ic
Related formsin·ter·pu·bic, adjectivesub·pu·bic, adjective
Can be confusedpubic public
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British Dictionary definitions for pubic

pubic

adjective
  1. of or relating to the pubes or pubispubic hair
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Word Origin and History for pubic

adj.

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

(pyōōbĭk)
adj.
  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

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.
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Related formspubic adjective
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