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gluteus minimus

noun gluteus min·i·mus \-ˈmin-ə-məs\

Medical Definition of gluteus minimus


glutei minimi

  1. :  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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