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gluteus medius

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noun gluteus me·di·us \-ˈmē-dē-us\

Medical Definition of gluteus medius

plural glutei medii \-dē-ˌī\play

  1. :  the middle of the three muscles in each buttock that arises from the outer surface of the ilium, that is inserted into the greater trochanter of the femur, and that acts to abduct and medially rotate the thigh



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