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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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  • Gluteus maximus muscle

    gluteus maximus muscle gluteus max·i·mus muscle (māk’sə-məs) n. A muscle with M origin from the ilium, the sacrum and the coccyx, and the sacrotuberous ligament, with insertion to the iliotibial band of the broad fascia and the gluteal ridge of the femur, with nerve supply from the inferior gluteal nerve, and whose action extends the […]

  • Gluteus-medius

    [mee-dee-uh s] /ˈmi di əs/ noun, plural glutei medii [mee-dee-ahy] /ˈmi diˌaɪ/ (Show IPA) 1. 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.

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