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Gluteus


/ˈglo͞otēəs/

Noun, pl. glutei

1. One of the several muscles of nates, which arises from a pelvis and inserted into a femur. (wiktionary.org)

2. Any of three muscles in each buttock that move the thigh, the largest of which is the gluteus maximus. (Google Dictionary)

3. Any one of three large skeletal muscles that form the buttock and move the thigh. (wordnetweb.princeton.edu)

4. Short for gluteus maximus, the large muscles in the human buttocks. (wiktionary.org)

Syn: gluteus muscle, gluteal muscle, glute

Word origin: From Modern Latin glutaeus, from Greek gloutos “the rump,” in plural, “the buttocks.”


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