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;Related formspre·pu·bis, noun, plural pre·pu·bes.
short for New Latin os pūbis
bone of the pubes1
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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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n. pl. pu•bes (-bēz)
The hair of the pubic region just above the external genitals.
A pubic hair.
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Plural pubes (pyōō′bēz)
Related formspubic adjective
The forwardmost of the three bones that fuse together to form each of the hipbones. See more at skeleton.
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