pu·​bic | \ ˈpyü-bik How to pronounce pubic (audio) \

Definition of pubic

: of, relating to, or situated in or near the region of the pubes or the pubis

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While facial acne usually forms due to a collection of oil and debris, vaginal acne is caused by an infection due to bacteria that forms around your pubic hair follicles, Dr. Bhuyan says. Yerin Kim, Seventeen, "What Is Vaginal Acne, and How Do You Treat It?," 3 Dec. 2018 And in its music video Monáe flaunts pubic hair and showcases a parade of voluminous pants shaped like vaginas. Sean Knight, Glamour, "Janelle Monáe Knows She Has Your Attention. Get Ready for What's Next.," 5 Nov. 2018 This is a film with the audacity to turn the color of a puppet’s pubic hair into a pivotal plot point. Bryan Bishop, The Verge, "The Happytime Murders tests the limits of subverting nostalgia," 24 Aug. 2018 Not removing your pubic hair is the best way to prevent ingrowns. Korin Miller, SELF, "We Asked Dermatologists How to Prevent Those Painful Ingrown Hairs by Your Vulva," 8 Aug. 2018 But there are certain areas of your body — like your pubic hair and underarms — that naturally give off a stronger scent than your hair, chest, and back. Samantha Lefave, Redbook, "Why You Should Never Ignore Sweet-Smelling Urine (or These Other Body Odors)," 3 Aug. 2018 The surgeon will make a horizontal incision between four and six inches long, just above where your pubic hair starts. Kate Morgan, The Cut, "Everything to Know About Having a C-Section Versus Vaginal Birth," 15 May 2018 Brace your core and press your pubic bone into the floor. Jenny Mccoy, SELF, "A Quick Equipment-Free Butt Workout From Celebrity Trainer Erin Oprea," 27 June 2018 Seborrheic dermatitis can be anywhere there is hair on your body: the pubic area, your face, your scalp, under the breasts, around your belly button, on your butt, or the chest. Jessica Cruel, SELF, "Eyebrow Dandruff Is a Thing—Here’s How to Treat It," 28 June 2018

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1819, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of pubic

: of, relating to, or near the sexual organs


pu·​bic | \ ˈpyü-bik How to pronounce pubic (audio) \

Medical Definition of pubic

: of, relating to, or situated in or near the region of the pubes or the pubis

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