gluteus medius

[ mee-dee-uh s ]
/ ˈmi di əs /

noun, plural glutei me·di·i [mee-dee-ahy] /ˈmi diˌaɪ/.

the muscle of the buttocks lying between the gluteus maximus and the gluteus minimus, involved in the abduction of the thigh.

Nearby words

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

Origin of gluteus medius

< New Latin: middle gluteus

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