Definition of pubis in English:


Syllabification: pu·bis
Pronunciation: /ˈpyo͞obəs

noun (plural pubes /-bēz/)

  • Either of a pair of bones forming the two sides of the pelvis.
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    • 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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