[ pyoo-bik ]
/ ˈpyu bɪk /


of, relating to, or situated near the pubes or the pubis.

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 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for pubic


/ (ˈpjuːbɪk) /


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



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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Medicine definitions for pubic


[ pyōōbĭk ]


Of, relating to, or located in the region of the pubis or the pubes.
Relating to the pubic region of the abdomen.
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Science definitions for pubic


[ pyōōbĭs ]

Plural pubes (pyōōbēz)

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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