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pubis

noun pu·bis \ˈpyü-bəs\
plural pu·bes \-(ˌ)bēz\

Definition of PUBIS

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

New Latin os pubis, literally, bone of the pubic region
First Known Use: 1597

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pubis

noun pu·bis \ˈpyü-bəs\
plural pu·bes \-(ˌ)bēz\

Medical Definition of PUBIS

:  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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