gluteus


gluteus

noun, plural glu·te·i [gloo-tee-ahy, gloo-tee-ahy] /ˈglu tiˌaɪ, gluˈti aɪ/. Anatomy.

  1. any of several muscles of the buttocks, especially the gluteus maximus.

noun plural -tei or -taei (-ˈtiːaɪ)

  1. any one of the three large muscles that form the human buttock and move the thigh, esp the gluteus maximus
n.

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

n. pl. glu•te•i (glōōtē-ī′, glōō-tēī′)

  1. Any of the three large muscles of each buttock, especially the gluteus maximus, that extend, abduct, and rotate the thigh.

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