Pu"bes (?), n. [L., the hair which appears on the body at puberty, from pubes adult.]
1. Anat. (a)
The hair which appears upon the lower part of the hypogastric region at the age of puberty.
Hence (as more commonly used), the lower part of the hypogastric region; the pubic region.
The down of plants; a downy or villous substance which grows on plants; pubescence.
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