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gluteus or glutaeus (ɡlʊˈtiːəs Pronunciation for )



(plural) -tei, -taei  (-ˈtiːaɪ) 
  1. any one of the three large muscles that form the human buttock and move the thigh, esp the gluteus maximus

Derived Forms

gluˈteal, gluˈtaeal adjective

Word Origin

C17: from New Latin, from Greek gloutos buttock, rump

Example Sentences Including 'gluteus'

Other muscles to test if TFL is weak: quadriceps, adductors, gluteus medius and upper part of gluteus maximus, psoas.
Andrews, Elizabeth Muscle Management
THE gluteus medius and gluteus minimus are smaller muscles involved in hip movements.
Sun, News of the World (2000)


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