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pubis

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noun pu·bis \ˈpyü-bəs\

Definition of pubis

plural

pubes

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  1. :  the ventral and anterior of the three principal bones composing either half of the pelvis —called also pubic bone



Origin and Etymology of pubis

New Latin os pubis, literally, bone of the pubic region


First Known Use: 1597


Medical Dictionary

pubis

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noun pu·bis \ˈpyü-bəs\

Medical Definition of pubis

plural

pubes

\-(ˌ)bēz\play
  1. :  the ventral and anterior of the three principal bones composing either half of the pelvis that in humans consists of two rami diverging posteriorly from the region of the pubic symphysis with the superior ramus extending to the acetabulum of which it forms a part and uniting there with the ilium and ischium and the inferior ramus extending below the obturator foramen where it unites with the ischium—called also pubic bone



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