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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