gluteus medius muscle

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gluteus medius muscle gluteus me·di·us muscle (mē'dē-əs)
A muscle with origin in the ilium, with insertion to the surface of the greater trochanter, with nerve supply from the superior gluteal nerve, and whose action abducts and rotates the thigh.

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