pubis

[pyoo-bis]
noun, plural pu·bes [pyoo-beez] /ˈpyu biz/. Anatomy.
  1. 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
Related formspre·pu·bis, noun, plural pre·pu·bes.
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pubis

noun plural -bes (-biːz)
  1. 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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pubis in Medicine

pubis

[pyōōbĭs]
n. pl. pu•bes (-bēz)
  1. pubic bone
  2. The hair of the pubic region just above the external genitals.
  3. A pubic hair.
  4. mons pubis
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pubis 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.
Related formspubic adjective
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