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pubes1

[pyoo-beez] /ˈpyu biz/
noun, plural pubes. Anatomy
1.
the lower part of the abdomen, especially the region between the right and left iliac regions.
2.
the hair appearing on the lower part of the abdomen at puberty.
Origin
1560-1570
1560-70; < Latin pūbēs adulthood, pubic hair, groin

pubes2

[pyoo-beez] /ˈpyu biz/
noun
1.
plural of pubis.

pubis

[pyoo-bis] /ˈpyu bɪs/
noun, plural pubes
[pyoo-beez] /ˈpyu biz/ (Show IPA).
Anatomy
1.
that part of either innominate bone that, with the corresponding part of the other, forms the front of the pelvis.
Origin
1590-1600; short for Neo-Latin os pūbis bone of the pubes1
Related forms
prepubis, noun, plural prepubes.
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British Dictionary definitions for pubes

pubes

/ˈpjuːbiːz/
noun (pl) pubes (ˈpjuːbiːz)
1.
the region above the external genital organs, covered with hair from the time of puberty
2.
the pubic bones
3.
the plural of pubis
plural noun (ˈpjuːbz)
4.
(informal) pubic hair
Word Origin
from Latin

pubis

/ˈpjuːbɪs/
noun (pl) -bes (-biːz)
1.
one of the three sections of the hipbone that forms part of the pelvis
Word Origin
C16: shortened from New Latin os pūbis bone of the pubes
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pubes in Medicine

pubes pu·bes (pyōō'bēz)
n. pl. pubes

  1. The lower part of the abdomen, especially the region surrounding the external genitalia.

  2. The hair that appears on this region at puberty.

pubis pu·bis (pyōō'bĭs)
n. pl. pu·bes (-bēz)

  1. See pubic bone.

  2. The hair of the pubic region just above the external genitals.

  3. A pubic hair.

  4. See mons pubis.

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pubes in Science
pubis
  (py'bĭs)   
Plural pubes (py'bēz)
The forwardmost of the three bones that fuse together to form each of the hipbones. See more at skeleton.

pubic adjective
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Slang definitions & phrases for pubes

pubes

noun

Adolescent females; teenybopper

[1960s+ Students; fr pubescent]


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