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; short for New Latin os pūbis bone of the pubes1
Related formspre·pu·bis, noun, plural pre·pu·bes. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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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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pubis in Medicine



n. pl. pu•bes (-bēz)

pubic bone
The hair of the pubic region just above the external genitals.
A pubic hair.
mons pubis
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pubis in Science



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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