glu·te·us / ˈgloōtēəs/ (also gluteus muscle) • n. (pl. -te·i / -tēˌī/ ) any of three muscles in each buttock that move the thigh, the largest of which is the gluteus maximus.DERIVATIVES: glu·te·al / -tēəl/ adj.
gluteus (gloo-tee-ŭs) n. one of three paired muscles of the buttocks (g. maximus, g. medius, and g. minimus). They are responsible for movements of the thigh.
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