Definition of prepubis in US English:

prepubis

(also praepubis)

noun

  • 1Palaeontology. The anterior ramus of the pubis, especially in ornithischian dinosaurs.

  • 2Zoology. In non-placental mammals and some amphibians and reptiles: a cartilage or bone anterior to the pubis.

Origin

Late 19th century; earliest use found in George Rolleston (1829–1881), physician and physiologist. From pre- + pubis.

Pronunciation

prepubis

/priːˈpjuːbɪs/