pubes

pubes

1 [pyoo-beez]
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:
1560–70; < Latin pūbēs adulthood, pubic hair, groin

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pubes

2 [pyoo-beez]
noun
plural of pubis.

pubis

[pyoo-bis]
noun, plural pubes [pyoo-beez] . Anatomy.
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

prepubis, noun, plural prepubes.
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pubes (ˈpjuːbiːz)
 
n , pl pubes
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
 
pl n
4.  informal pubic hair
 
[from Latin]

pubis (ˈpjuːbɪs)
 
n , pl -bes
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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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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pubis   (py'bĭs)  Pronunciation Key 
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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