- mons pubis
- mons veneris
Origin of monsModern Latin from L, hill, mount
city in SW Belgium: capital of Hainaut province
A protuberance of the human body, especially that formed by the pubic bones.
Origin of monsLatin mōns mountain ; see men-2 in Indo-European roots.
A city of southwest Belgium near the French border southwest of Brussels. Founded on the site of a Roman camp, it was an important cloth market in the 1300s.x
- The pubic mound or mons pubis. In human anatomy or in mammals in general, the mons pubis (Latin for "pubic mound"), also known as the mons veneris (Latin, mound of Venus) or simply the mons, is the adipose tissue lying above the pubic bone of adult females, anterior to the pubic symphysis. The mons pubis forms the anterior portion of the vulva.
- (astronomy, geology) Used by planetary geologists to refer to mountains or extinct volcanoes on planets and moons.
- Olympus Mons (Mars)
- Maxwell Montes (Venus).
From Latin mÅns (“mountain").
- Abbreviation of Monsignor.