gluteal

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See also: glutéal

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From gluteus +‎ -al

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gluteal (not comparable)

  1. (anatomy) relating to the buttocks
    • 1927, Havelock Ellis, Studies in the Psychology of Sex, Volume 2 (of 6)[1]:
      These [boys being groomed as prostitutes] are sold by their parents (sometimes stolen from them), about the age of 4, and educated, while they are also subjected to a special physical training, which includes massage of the gluteal regions to favor development, dilatation of the anus, and epilation (which is not, however, practised by Chinese women).

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gluteal (plural gluteals)

  1. (anatomy) Any of the muscles of the buttocks, gluteus maximus, gluteus medius and gluteus minimus

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