gluteus

[gloo-tee-uhs, gloo-tee-]
noun, plural glutei [gloo-tee-ahy, gloo-tee-ahy] . Anatomy.
any of several muscles of the buttocks, especially the gluteus maximus.

Origin:
1675–85; < Neo-Latin < Greek glout(ós) the rump + Latin -eus adj. suffix

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gluteus or glutaeus (ɡlʊˈtiːəs)
 
n , pl -tei, -taei
any one of the three large muscles that form the human buttock and move the thigh, esp the gluteus maximus
 
[C17: from New Latin, from Greek gloutos buttock, rump]
 
glutaeus or glutaeus (ɡlʊˈtiːəs, -ˈtiːaɪ)
 
n
 
[C17: from New Latin, from Greek gloutos buttock, rump]
 
glu'teal or glutaeus
 
adj
 
glu'taeal or glutaeus
 
adj

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gluteus
"buttocks muscle," 1681, from Mod.L. glutæus, from Gk. gloutos "rump."
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gluteus glu·te·us (glōō'tē-əs, glōō-tē'-)
n. pl. glu·te·i (glōō'tē-ī', glōō-tē'ī')
Any of the three large muscles of each buttock, especially the gluteus maximus, that extend, abduct, and rotate the thigh.

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In apes, the gluteus works to prevent that and helps keep their bodies balanced.
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