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gluteus

[ 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

gluteus

glutaeus

/ (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
gluteal or glutaeal, adjective
C17: from New Latin, from Greek gloutos buttock, rump
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Medical definitions for gluteus

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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