gluteus maximus


gluteus max·i·mus

noun \-ˈmak-sə-məs\
plural glutei max·i·mi \-ˈmak-sə-ˌmī\

Definition of GLUTEUS MAXIMUS

:  the outermost muscle of the three glutei found in each of the human buttocks

Origin of GLUTEUS MAXIMUS

New Latin, literally, largest gluteus
First Known Use: 1831

gluteus max·i·mus

noun \-ˈmak-sə-məs\   (Medical Dictionary)
plural glutei max·i·mi \-sə-ˌmī\

Medical Definition of GLUTEUS MAXIMUS

: the outermost of the three muscles in each buttock that arises from the sacrum, coccyx, back part of the ilium and adjacent structures, that is inserted into the fascia lata of the thigh and the gluteal tuberosity of the femur, and that acts to extend and laterally rotate the thigh

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