Medical Dictionary

gluteus medius


gluteus medius

noun gluteus me·di·us \-ˈmē-dē-us\
plural glutei me·dii \-dē-ˌī\

Definition of GLUTEUS MEDIUS

:  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

Illustration of GLUTEUS MEDIUS

February 28, 2015
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