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[gloo-tee-uh s, gloo-tee-] /ˈglu ti əs, gluˈti-/

noun, plural glutei
[gloo-tee-ahy, gloo-tee-ahy] /ˈglu tiˌaɪ, gluˈti aɪ/ (Show IPA). Anatomy.
any of several muscles of the buttocks, especially the .
noun (pl) -tei, -taei (-ˈtiːaɪ)
any one of the three large muscles that form the human buttock and move the thigh, esp the gluteus maximus

“buttocks muscle,” 1680s, from Modern Latin glutaeus, from Greek gloutos “the rump,” in plural, “the buttocks.”

gluteus glu·te·us (glōō’tē-əs, glōō-tē’-)
n. pl. glu·te·i (glōō’tē-ī’, glōō-tē’ī’)
Any of the three large muscles of each buttock, especially the gluteus maximus, that extend, abduct, and rotate the thigh.


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