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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
1590-1600; short for New Latin os pūbis bone of the pubes1
Related forms
prepubis, noun, plural prepubes.
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British Dictionary definitions for pubis

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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pubis in Medicine

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 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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