Either of a pair of bones forming the two sides of the pelvis.→ pubes
- ‘Soft tissue is elevated from the pubis, and the periosteum is incised.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘All attach to your pubis bone and insert on your femur (thighbone).’
- ‘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.’
Late 16th century: from Latin os pubis bone of the pubes.