that part of either hipbone forming, with the corresponding part of the other, the front arch of the pelvis
Origin of pubisModern Latin from L: see pubes
The forward portion of either of the hipbones, at the juncture forming the front arch of the pelvis. Also called pubic bone .
Origin of pubisShort for New Latin (os) pūbis (bone) of the groin from genitive of Latin pūbēs groin
Genitive of Latin pubes (“pubes"); see pubes.