[ gloo-tee-uhs, gloo-tee- ]
/ ˈglu ti əs, gluˈti- /
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noun, plural glu·te·i [gloo-tee-ahy, gloo-tee-ahy]. /ˈglu tiˌaɪ, gluˈti aɪ/. Anatomy.
any of several muscles of the buttocks, especially the gluteus maximus.
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Origin of gluteus

1675–85; <New Latin <Greek glout(ós) the rump + Latin -eus adj. suffix
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British Dictionary definitions for gluteus



/ (ɡlʊˈtiːəs) /

noun plural -tei or -taei (-ˈtiːaɪ)
any one of the three large muscles that form the human buttock and move the thigh, esp the gluteus maximus

Derived forms of gluteus

gluteal or glutaeal, adjective

Word Origin for gluteus

C17: from New Latin, from Greek gloutos buttock, rump
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Medical definitions for gluteus

[ glōōtē-əs, glōō-tē- ]

n. pl. glu•te•i (glōōtē-ī′, glōō-tēī′)
Any of the three large muscles of each buttock, especially the gluteus maximus, that extend, abduct, and rotate the thigh.
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