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gluteus minimus (muscle)


Definition: deep muscle of buttock; origin, ilium between anterior and inferior gluteal lines; insertion, greater trochanter of femur; action, abducts and medially rotates thigh; nerve supply, superior gluteal.

Synonym(s): musculus gluteus minimusTA

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