gluteus medius

[ mee-dee-uhs ]
/ 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.

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Origin of gluteus medius

<New Latin: middle gluteus
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Medical definitions for gluteus medius

gluteus medius
[ mēdē-əs ]

n.

A muscle with origin in the ilium, with insertion to the surface of the greater trochanter, with nerve supply from the superior gluteal nerve, and whose action abducts and rotates the thigh.
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