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gluteal tuberosity


Definition: the roughened area of insertion on the upper portion of the shaft of the femur of the deep, lesser part of the gluteus maximus muscle; when markedly developed, this tuberosity is called the third trochanter.

Synonym(s): tuberositas gluteaTA, crista glutea, gluteal crest, gluteal ridge

See Also: third trochanter

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