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pubic bone; see Appendix 3-3.
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pu·bis(pyū'bis), [TA] The term pubis (short for os pubis 'bone of the pubes') is correctly applied to the pubic bone. However, the correct Latin word for 'the pubic region' is the singular noun pubes.
The anteroinferior portion of the hip bone, distinct at birth but later becoming fused with the ilium and ischium; it is composed of a body that articulates with its fellow at the symphysis pubis, and with two rami; the superior ramus enters into the formation of the acetabulum, and the inferior ramus fuses with the ramus of the ischium to form the ischiopubic ramus.
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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.
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Official alternate term for os pubis, the pubic bone.
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pubisthe bone forming the anterior part of the PELVIC GIRDLE situated ventrally and projecting forward in most TETRAPODS.
Collins Dictionary of Biology, 3rd ed. © W. G. Hale, V. A. Saunders, J. P. Margham 2005
The anterior portion of the pelvis located in the anterior abdomen.
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