Definition of pubis in US English:

pubis

noun

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

    • ‘The remainder of the ischium, joins with the pubis to form the obturator foramen.’
    • ‘All attach to your pubis bone and insert on your femur (thighbone).’
    • ‘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 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.’

Origin

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

Pronunciation

pubis

/ˈpjubəs//ˈpyo͞obəs/