[mee-dee-uh s] /ˈmi di əs/
noun, plural glutei medii
[mee-dee-ahy] /ˈmi diˌaɪ/ (Show IPA)
the muscle of the buttocks lying between the gluteus maximus and the gluteus minimus, involved in the abduction of the thigh.
- Gluteus medius muscle
gluteus medius muscle gluteus me·di·us muscle (mē’dē-əs) n. A muscle with origin in the ilium, with insertion to the surface of the greater trochanter, with nerve supply from the superior gluteal nerve, and whose action abducts and rotates the thigh.
[min-uh-muh s] /ˈmɪn ə məs/ noun, plural glutei minimi [min-uh-mahy] /ˈmɪn əˌmaɪ/ (Show IPA) 1. the innermost muscle of the buttocks, involved in the abduction and rotation of the thigh.
- Gluteus minimus muscle
gluteus minimus muscle gluteus min·i·mus muscle (mĭn’ə-məs) n. A muscle with origin from the ilium, with insertion to the greater trochanter, with nerve supply from the superior gluteal nerve, and whose action abducts the thigh.
[gloot-n-uh nt] /ˈglut n ənt/ noun 1. a nematocyst that discharges a thread covered with a sticky secretion.