1. gluteus

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


  • skeletal muscle
  • gluteal muscle
  • gluteus maximus
  • gluteus muscle
  • gluteus minimus
  • gluteus medius
  • glute
  • buttock
  • cheek


  • flexor


  • γλουτός (Ancient Greek (to 1453))

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Sentences with gluteus-medius

1. Noun Phrase
The gluteus medius runs along the outside of your butt, from your hipbone down to the top of the thigh, and can greatly improve the shape of your glutes when developed.

2. Noun Phrase
As you can probably tell from the name, the gluteus medius takes up less space on your butt compared to the gluteus maximus.

3. Noun Phrase
The side plank strengthens not only your gluteus medius, but the entire side of your body while building your balance.

4. Noun Phrase
By moving laterally from the midsection of your body, you'll use hip abduction, which in turn will activate your gluteus medius.