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gluteus minimus

[ min-uh-muhs ]
/ ˈmɪn ə məs /
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noun, plural glutei min·i·mi [min-uh-mahy]. /ˈmɪn əˌmaɪ/.

the innermost muscle of the buttocks, involved in the abduction and rotation of the thigh.

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Origin of gluteus minimus

<New Latin: smallest gluteus
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Medical definitions for gluteus minimus

gluteus minimus
[ mĭnə-məs ]

n.

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