Definition of pubis in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈpyo͞obəs/

noun (plural pubes /-bēz/)

Either of a pair of bones forming the two sides of the pelvis.
Example sentences
  • The pelvic diaphragm is a sheet of muscles that run from the anterior pelvis at the posterior surface of the symphysis pubis to the ischial spine and coccyx.
  • The remainder of the ischium, joins with the pubis to form the obturator foramen.
  • The pubis carries the symphysis pubis, which is a joint connecting the right and left coxal bones.


Late 16th century: from Latin os pubis 'bone of the pubes'.

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Syllabification: pu·bis

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