pubic symphysis

noun Anatomy.

the fixed joint at the front of the pelvic girdle where the halves of the pubis meet.

Nearby words

  1. pubic arch,
  2. pubic bone,
  3. pubic crest,
  4. pubic louse,
  5. pubic region,
  6. pubiotomy,
  7. pubis,
  8. publ.,
  9. public,
  10. public access

Origin of pubic symphysis

First recorded in 1930–35 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Medicine definitions for pubic symphysis

pubic symphysis


The firm fibrocartilaginous joint between the two pubic bones.

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