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gluteus medius

[mee-dee-uh s] /ˈmi di əs/
noun, plural glutei medii
[mee-dee-ahy] /ˈmi diˌaɪ/ (Show IPA)
the muscle of the buttocks lying between the gluteus maximus and the gluteus minimus, involved in the abduction of the thigh.
Origin of gluteus medius
< New Latin: middle gluteus Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • When it contracts, taking its fixed point at the pelvis, the gluteus medius extends the thigh, which it is also able to abduct.

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