any of the three muscles that form each of the buttocks and act to extend, abduct, and rotate the thigh
Origin of gluteusModern Latin ; from Classical Greek gloutos, rump, buttock: for Indo-European base see climb
Any of the three large muscles of each buttock, especially the gluteus maximus, that extend, abduct, and rotate the thigh.
Origin of gluteusNew Latin glūteus, from Greek gloutos, buttock.
(plural gluteuses or glutei)
From Ancient Greek γλουτός (gloutos).