[min-uh-muh s] /ˈmɪn ə məs/
noun, plural glutei minimi
[min-uh-mahy] /ˈmɪn əˌmaɪ/ (Show IPA)
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.
[gloot-n-uh s] /ˈglut n əs/ adjective 1. of the nature of glue; gluey; viscid; sticky. /ˈɡluːtɪnəs/ adjective 1. resembling glue in texture; sticky adj. “of the nature of glue,” early 15c. (implied c.1400 in glutinosity), from Latin glutinosus “gluey, viscous, tenacious,” from gluten (genitive glutinis) “glue” (see glue (n.)). glutinous glu·ti·nous (glōōt’n-əs) adj. Adhesive; sticky. […]
- Glutinous rice
noun a variety of sticky milky-colored Oriental rice containing amylose and amylopectin; also called pearl rice , sticky rice , [sweet rice] Examples The major production areas for glutinous rice are the upper northern and northeastern regions of Thailand where water is scarce.