gluteus muscle

gluteus muscle

noun
any one of three large skeletal muscles that form the buttock and move the thigh [syn: gluteus
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gluteus muscle

any of the large, fleshy muscles of the buttocks, stretching from the back portion of the pelvic girdle (hipbone) down to the greater trochanter, the bony protuberance at the top of the femur (thighbone). These include the gluteus maximus, gluteus medius, and gluteus minimus.

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