gluteus maximus muscle

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gluteus maximus muscle gluteus max·i·mus muscle (māk'sə-məs)
A muscle with M origin from the ilium, the sacrum and the coccyx, and the sacrotuberous ligament, with insertion to the iliotibial band of the broad fascia and the gluteal ridge of the femur, with nerve supply from the inferior gluteal nerve, and whose action extends the thigh.

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