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n. pl. pu·bes (-bēz)
The forward portion of either of the hipbones, at the juncture forming the front arch of the pelvis. Also called pubic bone.
[Short for New Latin (os) pūbis, (bone) of the groin, from genitive of Latin pūbēs, groin.]
n, pl -bes (-biːz)
(Anatomy) one of the three sections of the hipbone that forms part of the pelvis
[C16: shortened from New Latin os pūbis bone of the pubes]
n., pl. -bes (-bēz).
one of the paired anterior bones of the vertebrate pelvic girdle, forming the front of each innominate bone in humans.
[1590–1600; short for New Latin os pūbis bone of the pubes1]
The forwardmost of the three bones that fuse together to form each of the hipbones. See more at skeleton.
Part of a hip bone: one of a pair that meet at the front of the pelvis.
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|Noun||1.||pubis - one of the three sections of the hipbone; together these two bones form the front of the pelvis|