pubis

noun
pu·​bis | \ ˈpyü-bəs How to pronounce pubis (audio) \
plural pubes\ ˈpyü-​(ˌ)bēz How to pronounce pubis (audio) \

Definition of pubis

: the ventral and anterior of the three principal bones composing either half of the pelvis

called also pubic bone

Examples of pubis in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web But an encouraging freshman season ended abruptly when discomfort in the pelvic region was diagnosed as osteitis pubis, which is generally described as inflammation. Edward Lee, baltimoresun.com, 17 July 2021 And, unfortunately for the anonymous Englishwoman with world-famous pubes, doctors still don’t agree about canities subita, the contested phenomenon where hair blanches seemingly overnight. Popular Science, 27 Jan. 2020 Suddenly, a depressed horse, an alcoholic mad scientist and two preteens with talking pubes had zoomed to the center of pop culture. Andrew R. Chow, Time, 20 Dec. 2019 However, extreme groomers were no more likely to be diagnosed than those who didn't groom their pubes as often. Samantha Lauriello, Health.com, 5 Sep. 2019 If all goes to plan, this second week will also see Sue lose its chest ribs, neck and chest backbones, and pubis and ischium (the lower hip bones). Steve Johnson And Phil Geib, chicagotribune.com, 3 Feb. 2018 Rather than meaningfully engage that potent, longstanding idea, the show presents a literal dream sequence of Floyd’s Freudian nightmare, culminating in the reveal of his now-blank pubis. Margaret Lyons, New York Times, 12 Oct. 2017

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First Known Use of pubis

1578, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for pubis

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

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“Pubis.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pubis. Accessed 24 Jan. 2022.

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pubis

noun
pu·​bis | \ ˈpyü-bəs How to pronounce pubis (audio) \
plural pubes\ -​(ˌ)bēz How to pronounce pubis (audio) \

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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