gluteus minimus

noun

gluteus min·​i·​mus -ˈmin-ə-məs How to pronounce gluteus minimus (audio)
plural glutei minimi -ˌmī How to pronounce gluteus minimus (audio)
: the innermost of the three muscles in each buttock that arises from the outer surface of the ilium, that is inserted into the greater trochanter of the femur, and that acts similarly to the gluteus medius

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“Gluteus minimus.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/gluteus%20minimus. Accessed 23 Jun. 2024.

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