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pubis

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noun pu·bis \ˈpyü-bəs\

Definition of pubis

plural pubes play \-(ˌ)bēz\

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



Origin of pubis

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


First Known Use: 1597

Rhymes with pubis


Medical Dictionary

pubis

play
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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  1. Medical Dictionary: Definition of "pubis" Britannica.com: Encyclopedia article about "pubis"


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