gluteus


gluteus
See g. maximus (muscle), g. medius (muscle), g. minimus (muscle).

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glu·te·us 'glüt-ē-əs, glü-'tē- n, pl glu·tei 'glüt-ē-.ī, -ē-.ē; glü-'tē-.ī any of three large muscles of the buttocks:
a) GLUTEUS MAXIMUS
b) GLUTEUS MEDIUS
c) GLUTEUS MINIMUS

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n.
one of three paired muscles of the buttocks (gluteus maximus, gluteus medius and gluteus minimus). They are responsible for movements of the thigh.
gluteal adj.

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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  • Gluteus — Glu*te us, n. [NL.] (Anat.) Same as {Glut[ae]us}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • gluteus — buttocks muscle, 1680s, from Mod.L. glutaeus, from Gk. gloutos the rump, in plural, the buttocks …   Etymology dictionary

  • gluteus — glùteus m DEFINICIJA anat. dio tijela na kojem se sjedi; stražnjica, zadnjica, debelo meso ETIMOLOGIJA nlat. ≃ grč. gloutós …   Hrvatski jezični portal

  • gluteus — [glo͞ot′ē əs; ] also [ glo͞o tē′əs] n. pl. glutei [glo͞ot′ē ī΄; ] also [ glo͞o tē′ī΄] [ModL < Gr gloutos, rump, buttock: for IE base see CLIMB] any of the three muscles that form each of the buttocks and act to extend, abduct, and rotate the… …   English World dictionary

  • gluteus — n. one of three paired muscles of the buttocks (gluteus maximus, gluteus medius and gluteus minimus). They are responsible for movements of the thigh. Derivatives: gluteal adj …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • gluteus — noun (plural glutei) Etymology: New Latin glutaeus, gluteus, from Greek gloutos buttock more at cloud Date: circa 1681 any of the large muscles of the buttocks; especially gluteus maximus …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • gluteus — noun Short for gluteus maximus, the large muscles in the human buttocks. Im going to kick your gluteus …   Wiktionary

  • gluteus — UK [ˈɡluːtɪəs] / US [ˈɡlutɪəs] noun [countable] Word forms gluteus : singular gluteus plural glutei UK [ˈɡluːtɪiː] / US [ˈɡlutɪɪ] medical a buttock muscle …   English dictionary

  • gluteus — /glooh tee euhs, glooh tee /, n., pl. glutei / tee uy , tee uy/. Anat. any of several muscles of the buttocks, esp. the gluteus maximus. [1675 85; < NL < Gk glout(ós) the rump + L eus adj. suffix] * * * …   Universalium

  • gluteus — [ glu:tɪəs, glu: ti:əs] noun (plural glutei tɪʌɪ) any of three muscles in each buttock which move the thigh, the largest of which is the gluteus maximus. Derivatives gluteal adjective &noun Origin C17: mod. L., from Gk gloutos buttock …   English new terms dictionary


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