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 gluteus (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 By the time it was diagnosed, Jackson’s cancer was in his hip bone, femur, the capsule around his hip joint and in his gluteus and quadricep muscles. San Diego Union-Tribune, 17 Mar. 2021 According to the Lakers, Davis suffered a bruised gluteus maximum and is questionable Friday's game in Dallas. Chris Bumbaca, USA TODAY, 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, 4 Mar. 2020 And finally, missing all but nine games last season with the Wizards with a gluteus injury. BostonGlobe.com, 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, 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, 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, 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, 23 Nov. 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 5 Dec. 2021.

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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 gluteus (audio) , -​ē-​ˌē; glü-​ˈtē-​ˌī How to pronounce gluteus (audio) \

Medical Definition of gluteus

: any of three large muscles of the buttocks:

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