[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 gluteus
Kardashian, ever the opportunist, no doubt surveyed the gluteus landscape and wanted in on the cultural “conversation.”Kim Kardashian Bares Her Shiny, Bounteous Butt, Breaks the Internet
November 12, 2014
When it contracts, taking its fixed point at the pelvis, the gluteus medius extends the thigh, which it is also able to abduct.
As for the gluteus minimus, it is deeply situated, and more or less sharply marked off from the second of the preceding muscles.
The rod is straight while the body follows the curves of the vertebral column and the gluteus muscles.Pedagogical Anthropology
- 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 gluteus
"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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