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pubis

[ pyoo-bis ]
/ ˈpyu bɪs /
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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.

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Origin of pubis

1590–1600; short for New Latin os pūbis bone of the pubes1

OTHER WORDS FROM pubis

pre·pu·bis, noun, plural pre·pu·bes.
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British Dictionary definitions for pubis

pubis
/ (ˈpjuːbɪs) /

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
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Medical definitions for pubis

pubis
[ pyōōbĭs ]

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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Scientific definitions for pubis

pubis
[ pyōōbĭs ]

Plural pubes (pyōōbēz)

The forwardmost of the three bones that fuse together to form each of the hipbones. See more at skeleton.

Other words from pubis

pubic adjective
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