The body of pubic bone forms the wide, strong, medial and flat portion of the pubic bone which unite in the pubic symphysis.
The rough superior edge of the corpus, the pubic crest, ends laterally in the pubic tubercle. This tubercle, found roughly 3 cm from the pubic symphysis, is a distinctive feature on the lower part of the abdominal wall; important when localizing the superficial inguinal ring and the femoral canal of the inguinal canal.
Its internal surface enters into the formation of the wall of the lesser pelvis and gives origin to a portion of the Obturator internus.
This article incorporates text from a public domain edition of Gray's Anatomy.