gluteus maximus

[mak-suh-muh s]

noun, plural glutei max·i·mi [mak-suh-mahy] /ˈmæk səˌmaɪ/.

the broad, thick, outermost muscle of the buttocks, involved in the rotation and extension of the thigh.
Facetious. the buttocks.

Nearby words

  1. gluteofemoral bursa,
  2. gluteoinguinal,
  3. glutes,
  4. glutethimide,
  5. gluteus,
  6. gluteus medius,
  7. gluteus minimus,
  8. glutin,
  9. glutinant,
  10. glutinous

Origin of gluteus maximus

1900–05; < New Latin: largest gluteus

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