glu·​te·​al | \ ˈglü-tē-əl How to pronounce gluteal (audio) , glü-ˈtē- \

Definition of gluteal

: of or relating to the gluteus muscles

Examples of gluteal in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Most of the animals will get the vaccine in their gluteal muscle, which is their rear-end, hip or thigh area. Hannah Kirby, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 16 Nov. 2021 The records also confirmed she’d had multiple gluteal injections. Andrea Marks, Rolling Stone, 6 Nov. 2021 The gluteal muscles are lifted and the outward extension is enhanced. Meggen Taylor, Forbes, 23 Sep. 2021 Some 40,320 gluteal-fat grafts and implants were performed domestically last year. Hannah Giorgis, The Atlantic, 17 Sep. 2021 Severe pain in the gluteal muscles could also point toward endometriosis. Suzannah Weis, SELF, 21 July 2021 Nets: Joe Harris missed his second straight game and won't play Sunday because of a left gluteal strain. Brian Mahoney, Star Tribune, 15 May 2021 Ryu left an April 25 start at Tampa Bay because of a strained right gluteal muscle. Ian Harrison, Star Tribune, 6 May 2021 Some are given into the gluteal muscle, especially in children. Dr. Keith Roach, oregonlive, 30 Mar. 2021

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First Known Use of gluteal

1804, in the meaning defined above

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20 Nov 2021

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“Gluteal.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 9 Dec. 2021.

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More Definitions for gluteal


glu·​te·​al | \ ˈglüt-ē-əl How to pronounce gluteal (audio) , glü-ˈtē- How to pronounce gluteal (audio) \

Medical Definition of gluteal

: of or relating to the buttocks or the gluteus muscles the gluteal region extends to the anterior superior iliac spine— S. W. Jacob & C. A. Francone


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