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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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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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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