• WordNet 3.6
    • n pubis one of the three sections of the hipbone; together these two bones form the front of the pelvis
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Pubis (Anat) The ventral and anterior of the three principal bones composing either half of the pelvis; sharebone; pubic bone.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n pubis In anatomy and zoology, a pubic bone, or bone of the pubes (os pubis); a distal inferior and anterior division of the pelvic arch, forming a part of the os innominatum or haunch-bone by ankylosis at the acetabulum with the ilium and ischium, and often, as in man and most mammals, united also with the ischium to circumscribe the obturator foramen, and, with its fellow of the opposite side, forming the pubic symphysis. In man each pubis is united to its fellow in the median line at the pubic symphysis, and the two circumscribe the brim of the pelvis in front by their bodies and horizontal rami, their descending rami becoming ankylosed with the ischium to circumscribe the obturator foramen, furnishing bony support to the genitals, and forming part of the inferior strait or outlet of the pelvis. In a few mammals, and in all birds excepting the ostrich, there is no pubic symphysis. See epipubis, prepubis, and cuts under Dromæus, epipleura, ligament, Ornithoscelida, pelvis, sacrarium, and marsupial.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Pubis pū′bis a bone of the pelvis which in man forms the anterior portion of the os innominatum
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
NL. See Pubes
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
For os pubis, gen. of pubes, grown up.


In literature:

The Ephemerides speaks of a case of coalition of the bladder with the os pubis and another case of coalition with the omentum.
"Anomalies and Curiosities of Medicine" by George M. Gould
Anchora sacra manet, gratae notissima pubi: Christe!
"Notes & Queries, No. 14. Saturday, February 2, 1850" by Various
Pubis naked, with two inguinal warts.
"Natural History of the Mammalia of India and Ceylon" by Robert A. Sterndale
In the pelvic girdle the ilium corresponds to the scapula, the ischium to the coracoid, the pubis to the clavicle.
"Form and Function" by E. S. (Edward Stuart) Russell
Pubis: the lateral region of the prothorax.
"Explanation of Terms Used in Entomology" by John. B. Smith
He, nevertheless, lost the whole skin of the penis, with that of the pubis and on the front of the scrotum.
"History of Circumcision from the Earliest Times to the Present" by Peter Charles Remondino
W. The symphysis pubis.
"Surgical Anatomy" by Joseph Maclise
Pubis and throat sympathize, iv.
"Zoonomia, Vol. II" by Erasmus Darwin
The greater omentum covered the intestines pretty thoroughly from the transverse colon almost to the pubis.
"The Life and Public Services of James A. Garfield" by Emma Elizabeth Brown
The pubic louse usually infests the hairs of the pubis and the perineal region.
"Handbook of Medical Entomology" by William Albert Riley
Ilium; Is, ischium; Pb, pubis; d.l, dorso-lumbar vertebrae; Cd, caudal vertebrae; Am, acetabulum.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 3, Slice 7" by Various
The ligamentous cartilage at the symphysis pubis is broader and shorter.
"Beauty" by Alexander Walker
The pubis is slender, and the ischium is elevated and robust.
"Neotropical Hylid Frogs, Genus Smilisca" by William E. Duellman
These two portions, pubis and ischium, limit an oval orifice, the subpubic foramen.
"Artistic Anatomy of Animals" by Édouard Cuyer
The first group is characterized by the full development of this union, both pubis and ischium entering into the symphysis.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 14, Slice 6" by Various
There is no pectineal process to the pubis.
"Trees. A Woodland Notebook" by Herbert Maxwell
There is no pectineal process to the pubis.
"Extinct Birds" by Walter Rothschild
In the fifth month, the fundus will be felt half way, or a little more, between the symphysis pubis and umbilicus.
"A System of Midwifery" by Edward Rigby

In news:

Degenerative changes involving the symphysis pubis are a common radiographic finding.