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 gl&umacron;teus, from Greek gloutos, buttock.
(plural gluteuses or glutei)
From Ancient Greek γλουτός (gloutos).