suprapubic

Above the pubic bone.

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su·pra·pu·bic -'p(y)ü-bik adj situated, occurring, or performed from above the pubis <\suprapubic prostatectomy>
su·pra·pu·bi·cal·ly -bi-k(ə-)lē or su·pra·pu·bic·ly adv

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su·pra·pu·bic (soo″prə-puґbik) superior to the pubic arch.

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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