from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Any of the three large muscles of each buttock, especially the gluteus maximus, that extend, abduct, and rotate the thigh.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. One of the several muscles of nates, which arises from a pelvis and inserted into a femur.
  • n. Short for gluteus maximus, the large muscles in the human buttocks.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Same as glutæus.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. See glutæus.

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

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


New Latin glūteus, from Greek gloutos, buttock.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Ancient Greek γλουτός. (Wiktionary)



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