Pubis - Definition

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The pubis is the name of one of the bones of the pelvis, from which the name pubic region is taken to describe the general area between the lower abdomen and reproductive organs. The bony pelvis includes two components symmetrically placed on each side, the upper bone on each being the ilium and the lower the ischium, which meet in the centre to form the pubic symphysis. Hair growth in the pubic region forms a triangular-shaped patch in men, which is more oblong in women, and represents one of the natural markers of puberty in adolescence. A woman's pubis differs from a man's as it has a round, fatty mass situated on top that is called the mons Venus.