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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“Gluteal artery.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/gluteal%20artery. Accessed 27 Sep. 2020.

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