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Definitions for gluteus
ˈglu ti əs, gluˈti-; -tiˌaɪ, -ˈti aɪglu·teus

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. gluteus, gluteus muscle, gluteal muscle, glutenoun

    any one of three large skeletal muscles that form the buttock and move the thigh


  1. gluteusnoun

    One of the several muscles of nates, which arises from a pelvis and inserted into a femur.

  2. gluteusnoun

    Short for gluteus maximus, the large muscles in the human buttocks.

  3. Etymology: From γλουτός.


  1. gluteus

    The gluteal muscles, often called glutes are a group of three muscles which make up the gluteal region commonly known as the buttocks: the gluteus maximus, gluteus medius and gluteus minimus. The three muscles originate from the ilium and sacrum and insert on the femur. The functions of the muscles include extension, abduction, external rotation, and internal rotation of the hip joint.


  1. gluteus

    The gluteus is a group of three muscles located in the buttocks region. These muscles, known as gluteus maximus, gluteus medius, and gluteus minimus, are responsible for maintaining balance, supporting the pelvis, and aiding in movements such as walking, running and jumping. The gluteus maximus is the largest of the three and is one of the strongest muscles in the human body.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Gluteusnoun

    same as Glut/us

  2. Etymology: [NL.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of gluteus in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of gluteus in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

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