pubes

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n pubes the lower part of the abdomen just above the external genital organs
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Pubes (Anat) Hence (as more commonly used), the lower part of the hypogastric region; the pubic region.
    • Pubes (Bot) The down of plants; a downy or villous substance which grows on plants; pubescence.
    • Pubes (Anat) The hair which appears upon the lower part of the hypogastric region at the age of puberty.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n pubes The pubescence or hairiness of the genitals, which appears at puberty.
    • n pubes Hence The place where hair grows at puberty; the suprapubic or hypogastric region, at, the middle of the lowest part of the abdomen: in women known as the mons, or mons Veneris.
    • n pubes The pubic bones, or bony framework of the pubes; the underlying skeleton of the pubic region, more fully called os pubis. There being a pair of pubic bones, right and left, each is now called os pubis, plural ossa pubis, or, more frequently, pubis, in the plural pubes. See pubis.
    • n pubes In botany, same as pubescence, 3.
    • n pubes Plural of pubis.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • ns Pubes the pubic region, the hair growing thereon at puberty
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L., the hair which appears on the body at puberty, from pubes, adult
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr. puberté—L. pubertas, -tatispubes, puber, grown up.

Usage

In literature:

There was no hair on the pubes or the face, giving the man the aspect of an old woman.
"Anomalies and Curiosities of Medicine" by George M. Gould
Semina aptera pube fibroso-mucosa tecta!
"Expedition into Central Australia" by Charles Sturt
Tufts of feathers, used as a flag or signal, elevated on a spear; similar ones are worn by the males, of eagle or emu feathers over the pubes.
"Journals Of Expeditions Of Discovery Into Central Australia And Overland" by Edward John Eyre
Cuncta tibi Cererem pubes agrestis adoret.
"The Poetical Works of Henry Kirke White" by Henry Kirke White
Relating to the pubes, a part above the genital organs, covered with hair at puberty.
"The People's Common Sense Medical Adviser in Plain English" by R. V. Pierce
Quae postquam cupide spectando Thessala pubes Expletast, sanctis coepit decedere divis.
"The Carmina of Caius Valerius Catullus" by Caius Valerius Catullus
This bullet in its onward passage comminuted the horizontal ramus of the pubes, and lodged in the thigh.
"Surgical Experiences in South Africa, 1899-1900" by George Henry Makins
The pubes and ischia are fused along the mid-ventral line.
"Text Book of Biology, Part 1: Vertebrata" by H. G. Wells
Pubes or Pubescence: short, fine, soft, erect hair or down.
"Explanation of Terms Used in Entomology" by John. B. Smith
In the boy the signs of puberty are the growth of hair on the skin covering the pubes and in the armpits.
"Sex" by Henry Stanton
Remarks on the operation of puncturing the bladder above the pubes.
"Surgical Anatomy" by Joseph Maclise
Relax all nerves of the pelvis at pubes.
"Philosophy of Osteopathy" by Andrew T. Still
With sterile forceps and scalpel incise the skin in the middle line from the top of the sternum to the pubes.
"The Elements of Bacteriological Technique" by John William Henry Eyre
The rent in the peritoneum is situated at the upper and front part of the pelvis, nearer to the sacrum than the pubes.
"Special Report on Diseases of Cattle" by U.S. Department of Agriculture
Morem Tongicum pubes et alas depilare derident.
"The Fijians" by Basil Thomson
Arising from the pubes are well developed and ossified epipubic bones.
"The Cambridge Natural History, Vol X., Mammalia" by Frank Evers Beddard
In footling cases the pubes, ribs, and clavicles, are the best.
"Surgical Instruments in Greek and Roman Times" by John Stewart Milne
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In news:

They are dressed in full mariachi garb, boast walrus-like upper-lip pubes thick enough for the Mega Manly Mustache Club, and are painted, sombrero to toe, in the three colors of the Mexican flag.
Free Beer opened up an important topic of discussion this morning – pubes .
The cover art for Haunted Hearts debut single is below, joining such recent NSFW entries as SPIN Artist of the Year Death Grips' phallus-baring NO LOVE DEEP WEB and Bat for Lashes' barely pube-showing Essential album The Haunted Man.
As the leader of the Sex Robots, guitarist for the Pubes and regular deputy in Bunnygrunt, he had his hand in some of the city's best quick-and-dirty rock & roll.
You must have a lot of time on your hands (and limited, if any, dating prospects) if you can fashion your face pubes into a full scale replica of the X- Wing starfighters from 'Star Wars.
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In science:

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Supplementary Methods for "Comment on 'Nuclear Emissions During Self-Nucleated Acoustic Cavitation'"
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