[gloo-tee-uh l, gloo-tee-uh l]

adjective Anatomy.

pertaining to the buttock muscles or the buttocks.

Origin of gluteal

First recorded in 1795–1805; glute(us) + -al1 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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Word Origin and History for gluteal

by 1804, from gluteus + -al (1).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

gluteal in Medicine


[glōōtē-əl, glōō-tē-]


Of or relating to the buttocks.
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