gluteus maximus

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noun gluteus max·i·mus \-ˈmak-sə-məs\

Definition of gluteus maximus

plural

glutei maximi

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  1. :  the outermost muscle of the three glutei found in each of the human buttocks

Origin and Etymology of gluteus maximus

New Latin, literally, largest gluteus


First Known Use: 1831


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gluteus maximus

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noun gluteus max·i·mus \-ˈmak-sə-məs\

Medical Definition of gluteus maximus

plural

glutei maximi

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  1. :  the outermost of the three muscles in each buttock that arises from the sacrum, coccyx, back part of the ilium and adjacent structures, that is inserted into the fascia lata of the thigh and the gluteal tuberosity of the femur, and that acts to extend and laterally rotate the thigh

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