Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Of or pertaining to the buttocks.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Pertaining to, or in the region of, the glutæus.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In anatomy, pertaining to the glutæi or to the buttocks; natal.
  • n. A gluteal muscle, or glutæus: as, the great, middle, or least gluteal.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. of or relating to or near the gluteus muscles

Etymologies

From gluteus +‎ -al (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • It is termed the gluteal tuberosity, and gives attachment to part of the Glutæus maximus: its upper part is often elongated into a roughened crest, on which a more or less well-marked, rounded tubercle, the third trochanter, is occasionally developed.

    II. Osteology. 6c. 3. The Femur

  • _ -- The gluteal is the largest branch of the internal iliac, and leaves the pelvis by the great sacro-sciatic notch just at the upper edge of the pyriformis muscle.

    A Manual of the Operations of Surgery For the Use of Senior Students, House Surgeons, and Junior Practitioners

  • Two burly bodyguards in suits (lightweight, expensive, form-fitting, un-constructed Hollywood suits that showed off their muscles and concealed their armaments — they both had body builders 'asses, and she suspected they were wearing thongs, or no underwear at all, because you did not get that kind of gluteal definition in boxers) drove her to the studio in a black limo and limited their conversation to greetings.

    The Sun from Under Water

  • What are your thoughts on gluteal warming, Stormee?

    Think Progress » ThinkFast: March 11, 2010

  • The wisdom of the gluteal guru has spoken words that news reports, the tears of Iraqi archaeologists, and the Antiques Roadshow have never really passed on: the greed that propelled the people of Iraq to the devastation they are in now, knows no bounds.

    Shirin Sadeghi: Thank You for Stealing Saddam's Buttock

  • After their wounds have healed, the rehabilitation process begins by retraining the thigh and gluteal muscles, improving hip flexibility, and making and fitting appropriate prosthetics.

    War Wounds and Tutus

  • The daily routine focuses on the athlete's core -- abdominals, the lower back, gluteal muscles and hips -- and involves everything from traditional weights to resistance bands.

    Donovan McNabb's 'Hell Week' gives Redskins' offense a chance to get in sync

  • He has tested the attention spans and gluteal muscles of audiences in Europe with a 6

    Peter Stein, Straight Shooter

  • It's a whole microvascular thing involving the "superior gluteal artery" being transplanted and grafted onto an artery in the chest, but I will refrain from saying more than that on the technical side because the last time I tried to explain it to a friend, his face turned ashen, and he asked me to stop.

    Lauren Cahn: Reconstructing Myself: Implants After Breast Cancer

  • His skintight pants left nothing to the imagination as to the sculpture of his gluteal muscles.

    Where The Butterflies Are

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