Definition of pubis in English:


nounplural noun pubes/-bēz/

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

    ‘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.’
    • ‘Soft tissue is elevated from the pubis, and the periosteum is incised.’
    • ‘All attach to your pubis bone and insert on your femur (thighbone).’



/ˈpyo͞obəs/ /ˈpjubəs/


Late 16th century from Latin os pubis ‘bone of the pubes’.