- 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
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Examples from the Web for pubis
It may lie above the pubis in the anterior wall of the bladder.A Manual of the Operations of Surgery
The symphysis is rather short and formed by the pubis alone.
The pubis probably corresponds with the pre-pubis of Dinosaurs.
The pubis is slender, and the ischium is elevated and robust.Neotropical Hylid Frogs, Genus Smilisca
William E. Duellman
The bones of the pubis do not join, and the young when produced are large.Natural History of the Mammalia of India and Ceylon
Robert A. Sterndale
- one of the three sections of the hipbone that forms part of the pelvis
C16: shortened from New Latin os pūbis bone of the pubes
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- The forwardmost of the three bones that fuse together to form each of the hipbones. See more at skeleton.
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