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[gloo-tee-uh l, gloo-tee-uh l] /ˈglu ti əl, gluˈti əl/
adjective, Anatomy
pertaining to the buttock muscles or the buttocks.
Origin of gluteal
1795-1805; glute(us) + -al1 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • gluteal, sciatic, and obturator, with the circumflex and perforating branches or deep femoral.

  • They have specialized tissue in the gluteal area for storing water.

    Planet of the Damned Harry Harrison
  • In this series the caffein was injected into the gluteal muscles.

    The Toxicity of Caffein William Salant
  • The injections were made into the lumbar or into the gluteal muscles.

    The Toxicity of Caffein William Salant
  • Cases of spontaneous aneurism of the gluteal artery should be treated by ligature of the internal iliac.

  • The prominence formed by the gluteal muscles of either side.

  • Three or four days after an intra-muscular injection there may be pain and stiffness in the gluteal region.

    Manual of Surgery Alexis Thomson and Alexander Miles
  • Further experiments making injections into both the lumbar and the gluteal muscles, were made in this series.

    The Toxicity of Caffein William Salant
  • It covers the rectus and vastus externus portions of the triceps cruris; it is also in relation with the gluteal muscles.

  • Two of the three which received injections into the gluteal muscles were found dead the next day; one recovered.

    The Toxicity of Caffein William Salant
Word Origin and History for gluteal

by 1804, from gluteus + -al (1).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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gluteal in Medicine

gluteal glu·te·al (glōō'tē-əl, glōō-tē'-)
Of or relating to the buttocks.

The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary
Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.
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