[gloo-tee-uh s, gloo-tee-]
- any of several muscles of the buttocks, especially the gluteus maximus.
Origin of gluteus
1675–85; < New Latin < Greek glout(ós) the rump + Latin -eus adj. suffix
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Examples from the Web for glutei
The deeply set yet flexible spine; the taper form of the limbs; the fulness yet perfect elasticity of the glutei muscles.
The trouble with your generation was that all they wanted to do was sit around on their glutei maximi and be entertained.Pagan Passions
Gordon Randall Garrett
The chief physiological antagonistics of the glutei are the quadriceps femoris and tensor fascia lata.Lameness of the Horse</p>
John Victor Lacroix
It is the thickest of the glutei, and gives to the region which it occupies a rounded form.Artistic Anatomy of Animals
- any one of the three large muscles that form the human buttock and move the thigh, esp the gluteus maximus
C17: from New Latin, from Greek gloutos buttock, rump
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Word Origin and History for glutei
"buttocks muscle," 1680s, from Modern Latin glutaeus, from Greek gloutos "the rump," in plural, "the buttocks."
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
- Any of the three large muscles of each buttock, especially the gluteus maximus, that extend, abduct, and rotate the thigh.
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