gluteus

noun
glu·​te·​us | \ ˈglü-tē-əs How to pronounce gluteus (audio) , glü-ˈtē- How to pronounce gluteus (audio) \
plural glutei\ ˈglü-​tē-​ˌī How to pronounce glutei (audio) , -​tē-​ˌē ; glü-​ˈtē-​ˌī \

Definition of gluteus

: any of the large muscles of the buttocks especially : gluteus maximus

Examples of gluteus in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web According to the Lakers, Davis suffered a bruised gluteus maximum and is questionable Friday's game in Dallas. Chris Bumbaca, USA TODAY, "Lakers forward Anthony Davis exits after injuring lower back on hard fall," 8 Jan. 2020 Squat into Side Leg Lift This progression from a basic squat will fire up your hamstrings, quads and gluteus maximus, while focusing on the gluteus medius (the side hip) during the leg lift. Stephanie Mansour, NBC News, "A 5-minute lower body workout to tone your glutes and thighs," 4 Mar. 2020 And finally, missing all but nine games last season with the Wizards with a gluteus injury. BostonGlobe.com, "Dwight Howard," 1 Dec. 2019 There are three major muscles in your glutes — the gluteus maximus, gluteus medius, and gluteus minimus — that work together to rotate, abduct and extend the hip. Stephanie Mansour, NBC News, "Tone and tighten your butt with this 31-day routine," 1 July 2019 This is a crucial muscle for runners to strengthen, but the other muscles in your butt, the gluteus maximus and gluteus medius, are important too. Amy Marturana, SELF, "Here’s What Proper Running Form Actually Is and How Much You Should Care About It," 2 Apr. 2019 This move really works your abs and gluteus medius, the small muscle on the outer side of your butt that supports the hip and rotational movement of the thigh. Jenny Mccoy, SELF, "Work Your Core and Upper Body With This 5-Move TRX Circuit From Celebrity Trainer Jeanette Jenkins," 4 Apr. 2019 This band, and the leg-opening movements Campbell does at the top and bottom of the exercise, target the gluteus medius, the small muscle on the outer side of your butt that supports the hip and rotational movement of the thigh. Jenny Mccoy, SELF, "Naomi Campbell Trains While She Travels With This One Versatile Core Move," 23 Nov. 2018 This move activates the gluteus medius, maximus, and minimus while improving balance. Sara Angle, Outside Online, "The Best Glutes Exercises," 19 June 2018

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First Known Use of gluteus

circa 1681, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for gluteus

New Latin glutaeus, gluteus, from Greek gloutos buttock — more at cloud

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The first known use of gluteus was circa 1681

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“Gluteus.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/gluteus. Accessed 25 Nov. 2020.

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gluteus

noun
glu·​te·​us | \ ˈglüt-ē-əs How to pronounce gluteus (audio) , glü-ˈtē- How to pronounce gluteus (audio) \
plural glutei\ ˈglüt-​ē-​ˌī How to pronounce glutei (audio) , -​ē-​ˌē; glü-​ˈtē-​ˌī How to pronounce glutei (audio) \

Medical Definition of gluteus

: any of three large muscles of the buttocks:

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