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gluteal artery

noun

medical Definition of gluteal artery

: either of two branches of the internal iliac artery that supply the gluteal region:
a : the largest branch of the internal iliac artery that sends branches especially to the gluteal muscles called also superior gluteal artery
b : a branch that is distributed especially to the buttocks and the backs of the thighs called also inferior gluteal artery

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