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.
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ass, posterior, bottom, backside, fundament, derriere, behind, seat, butt, rump, bum, fanny, rear, hindquarters, haunches, tush, buttocks, keister, cheeks
- gluteofemoral bursa,
- gluteus medius,
- gluteus minimus,
Origin of gluteus maximus
1900–05; < New Latin: largest gluteus
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